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Flowers for Food Drive

This year Arizona Flower Market is hosting its annual “Flowers for Food” donation drive by giving away 10,000 stems of sunflowers in exchange for collecting 10,000 food items by Thanksgiving. All proceeds benefit The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Phoenix. As an effort to pay it forward, any customer who donates food will receive…

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Veterans Day events

Pictured above: At exactly 11:11 a.m. on 11/11 the sun shines perfectly through the ellipses of the five Armed Services pillars at the Anthem Veterans Memorial in Arizona. There are many events around the Valley celebrating our veterans: Anthem Veterans Day Memorial (Sun Nov 11). 10 am. Veterans Day tribute. The unique memorial is made…

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‘What Were We Watching? Americans’ Responses to Nazism Through Cinema, Radio and  Media’

Pictured above: New Bedford Theatre, 1934. Photo credit Spinner Publications Stories about World War II and the persecution of Europe’s Jews were a constant presence in American movie theaters and living rooms throughout the 1930s-1940s. Award-winning films such as “Mrs. Miniver,” “The Great Dictator,” and “Casablanca” shaped Americans’ understanding of the Nazi threat, while newsreels…

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Kristallnacht: 80 years later

 This week is the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, a two-day Nazi-sanctioned riot against Jews in Germany and Austria. On Nov. 7 at a Jewish ceremony was held at a Jewish school in Berlin marked the anniversary with lighting of Yahrzeit candles. At that event Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal said that the answer to “the evil of…

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The “Crystallization” of Leadership

What do Moses and Nobel prize winner in chemistry Daniel Shechtman have in common? No, this isn’t a joke, although it’s a bit of brain teaser which a dear friend recently related to me after hearing a Shabbat morning sermon in Haifa.  Delivered by Rabbi Daniel Hershkowitz,  noted Talmudic scholar, mathematician and former Israeli Minister…

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Got mezuzah?

The mission statement of MyZuzah is simple, “MyZuzah believes in connecting and protecting all Jews by putting a mezuzah on the front door of every Jewish home. A touchpoint that unites all Jews, the mezuzah’s mystical power has connected and protected the Jewish people since the Exodus.” But how do you make sure that every…

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2018 Hanukkah Gift Guide

You can enter to win the items on this page! Go to azjewishlife.com/i-feel-lucky to enter!   MAH JONGG CHANUKAH MENORAH Celebrate Hanukkah with this lovely menorah with Mah Jongg tiles on a wood base. $10.50 mahjongg4fun.com CHANUKAH, HANUKKAH…PASS THE BEER No matter how you spell Chanukah, imbibers will be holding the official chosen beer for…

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