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Rosh Hashanah stamps tell the story of Israel

Every year at Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, the Israel Postal Company (previously the Israel Postal Authority) issues a festival stamp series including a first-day commemorative cancel for the series. The first festival series was issued in 1948. It was designed by Otte Wallish, the graphic designer responsible for the design and calligraphy of…

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Some fun facts about Rosh Hashanah

We all have learned the facts behind the holiday of Rosh Hashanah. That the holiday begins on the first day of Tishrei, the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar, which falls this year on Sept. 9. Rosh Hashanah commemorates the creation of the world and marks the beginning of the Days of Awe, a 10-day…

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Yom Kippur in Israel

On Thursday morning Sept. 20, I will open my newspaper and see the traditional day-after Yom Kippur picture: one of Israel’s busiest highways completely deserted during the holiest day on the Jewish calendar. Indeed, among the secular Israeli public, Yom Kippur is often thought of as “Bicycle Day,” since the absence of cars makes every…

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A year full of holidays

(Note: Jewish holidays start at sunset the evening before the first day of the holiday) Rosh Hashanah Sept. 10-11, 2018 On Rosh Hashanah the sound of the shofar announces the arrival of the High Holy Days, or 10 Days of Awe that stretch from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashanah celebrates the creation of…

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Circle of Life 2018

A series of rituals guide Jewish families and individuals through each stage of life. With the exception of the rituals surrounding death, each of the following stages is often accompanied by festive celebrations. Even the rituals surrounding death bring the community together to remember and honor the deceased and to support their family. The following…

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Publisher’s Message: Happy 5779

“You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.” – John Wooden   Although reflection is often the norm as one year ends and the new year begins, this year, we at Arizona Jewish Life are genuinely focused forward, on the future. Why this year…

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Resource Guide 2018-2019: Agencies & Organizations

PRESCOTT JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF GREATER PRESCOTT PO Box 2684, Prescott 928-771-3737 jcfgp.org TUCSON BRANDEIS NATIONAL COMMITTEE – TUCSON CHAPTER 3825 N. Oracle Road, Tucson 520-747-3224 tucsonbnc.org CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF TUCSON HEADQUARTERS 2443 E. Fourth St., Tucson Mail: 2411 E. Elm St., Tucson 520-881-7956 chabadtucson.com HADASSAH SOUTHERN ARIZONA 520-505-4500 facebook.com/hadassahsouthernarizona HEBREW FREE LOAN ASSOCIATION OF…

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Alma Hernandez: One to watch

Pictured above: Alma Hernandez celebrates her win. Courtesy of Alma’s Facebook page. Alma Hernandez finished in the top two for the House of Representatives District 3 Democratic primary election on Aug. 28. This means she will go on the ballot in November for one of the two open spots for the District 3 representative. There…

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