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April Publisher’s Message

Years ago a joke made the rounds of how a Jewish man spotted a friend reading an Arabic newspaper and exclaimed, “Moshe, have you lost your mind?” Moshe replied, “Well, I used to read the Jewish papers, but what did I find? Jews being persecuted, Israel being attacked, Jews disappearing through assimilation, Jews living in poverty….

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Maskit makes a comeback

Pictured above: Ruth Dayan (who turned 101 on March 6) and Sharon Tal. Photo courtesy Baruch Raffic What started as a way to employ new immigrants to Israel in the early 1950s quickly became its own fashion brand. Maskit was conceived by Ruth Dayan (first wife of Gen. Moshe Dayan) and made contemporary luxury clothing…

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Matthew Apfel: Finding justice across borders

Pictured above: Angelo Torrealba, left, and Matthew Apfel of Apfel and Associates. Matthew Apfel is an Arizona native who returned to set up his law practice in 2015 after practicing law in China and Washington, D.C. “My dad had his surgery practice here, and my grandparents started their business here, so it was important for…

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