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Roving Rabbis visit cities around Arizona

Pictured above: Rabbi Shuchat, far left, with 94-year-old Burt Dubin and Rabbi Blum in Kingman. As part of a seven-decade old program dubbed ‘The Roving Rabbis,’ two Rabbinical students will be visiting more than 40 cities around Arizona as part of their community outreach training. The young Rabbis-in-training will be spending their summer on the…

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All you need is love – Happy Tu B’Av

With a full moon in the night sky, it’s a perfect time to celebrate Tu B’Av, the Jewish Day of Love. The holiday starts this evening at sundown and continues through tomorrow. Historically, Tu B’Av marked the beginning of the grape harvest and Yom Kippur marked the end. During the Second Temple period, it served…

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Americans and the Holocaust

In January 1939, the Jewish organization Brith Sholom asked Philadelphia couple Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus to go to Nazi Germany in order to rescue 50 Jewish children. The Krauses, who were Jewish, made the dangerous journey to Nazi-occupied Vienna to choose the children and bring them to the United States to live with foster families….

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Good-for-You Meals with Grape Taste

When it comes to balancing heart-healthy meals with appealing flavors, it’s important to lean on nutritious ingredients that pack mouthwatering taste. For example, grapes are a delicious yet subtle way to incorporate a little something extra into your diet while adding a juicy burst of flavor. Grapes of all colors – red, green and black…

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Survivor’s reunion in Paris

Pictured above: Charlotte with her brother, Max, find their mother’s name on the Wall of Names at the Shoah Memorial (Memorial de la Shoah) in France. Charlotte Adelman says her father, Hershel, had a talent to “foresee things.” The one thing he did not foresee was what would happen to his family in Paris in…

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A rally for the children

Pictured above: Protesters and counter-protesters cross the street to Senator Flake’s office after spending time in front of Senator McCain’s office. The invitation came to my email on Monday. The subject line read, “Press Conference Re: Separating Children from their Families.” In the email were details to meet in front of Senator McCain’s office on…

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Creating a place to heal

A suicide letter moved activist, midwife and poet Marva Zohar to found a nonprofit to create a healing place for women. “When the seventh friend committed suicide, she left a letter … (blaming) ‘those who did not create a place for me to heal,’” says Marva. “The next day I got the paperwork to start…

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A father’s gift to his community

Pictured above: Children on the music playground at the Shiloh Israel Children’s Fund campus. David Rubin made aliyah 26 years ago from Brooklyn, NY. He says his decision to move to Israel came “out of idealism” and his entrancement with the biblical history of the region. He initially lived in Jerusalem and within a short…

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Chompie’s: One bagel at a time

Pictured above: Front row, Lou and Lovey Borenstein; back row, from left, Mona and Mark Borenstein, Wendy Borenstein-Tucker and Don Tucker, Neal and Shirli Borenstein. If you’ve ever sunk your teeth into a fresh New York-style bagel with whipped cream cheese at Chompie’s Restaurant, Deli, Bakery and Catering you have Wendy Borenstein-Tucker to thank. Wendy…

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