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US & World News

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Pro-Israel rally takes place in Scottsdale in response to escalating Mideast violence

In a show of support for Israel, dozens of people gathered behind Menachem Mendel Academy in Scottsdale on Wednesday, May 12. Organized by … Read more

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Biden to Netanyahu: Israel has ‘unwavering support,’ urges pathway to restore calm

U.S. President Joe Biden spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday, where he double-downed on his “unwavering suppo… Read more

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Firefighters grapple with arson as resilience centers ramp up in southern Israel

Rapid Action Fire Vehicles, fire wagons and local resilience centers kicked into action on Monday evening after 70 rockets and a wave of in… Read more

Religious Life

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Orthodox Scottsdale teen writes book about faith

Eden Levi doesn’t think of herself as a writer, and she’s not planning to make it a career. But last month, the 17-year-old junior at Shear… Read more

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The essence of identity

“The Israelites shall camp each with his standard, under the banners of their ancestral house; they shall camp around the Tent of Meeting a… Read more

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The sabbatical and renewed appreciation

In leap years, parshat Behar and Bechukotai are separated and read over a two-week period. Otherwise, they are read as a double portion, an… Read more

Opinion

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We must remember that we are one country

My fellow citizens of Israel: I am very concerned about the difficult scenes we are witnessing on the streets. I call and plead with all le… Read more

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Reflections on the 2019 Maricopa County Jewish Community Survey

In January 2018, anticipating my retirement from Jewish Family & Children’s Service, I called Mark Searle, Arizona State University’s p… Read more

Student loan relief v. loan forgiveness

There is widespread concern about the crippling financial challenge to some 43 million Americans of their federal student loans. Proposals … Read more

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Arts & Lifestyle

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Orthodox Scottsdale teen writes book about faith

Eden Levi doesn’t think of herself as a writer, and she’s not planning to make it a career. But last month, the 17-year-old junior at Shear… Read more

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Jewish artists in Greater Phoenix ‘juggle priorities’ after COVID-19

Linda Mandel Cucher can almost make out a cityscape in one of her abstract paintings. Read more

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The ‘music matters,’ says cantorial soloist Susan Colin, not the platform

Susan Colin isn’t afraid to try new things. In March, she left her position as cantorial soloist for Congregation NefeshSoul in Chandler to… Read more

Upcoming Events

Deli Man: Screening and Tasting

Part of the Martin Pear JCC's Movies with a Message documentary film series. Hosted in partnership … Read more

No Place on Earth

Part of the Martin Pear JCC's Movies with a Message documentary film series. Hosted in partnership … Read more

Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles and Violin Performance

Part of the Martin Pear JCC's Movies with a Message documentary film series. Hosted in partnership … Read more

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