Daily Archives: November 1, 2013

Fishing for a date

Dating is like fishing. All the elements need to be in place for success. It is about the excellent weather conditions, luck, timing and placing oneself in the right location to reel in a catch. The sky was filled with puffy white clouds, and this exceptionally attractive man seemed to look into my soul with…

Fashion

I recently read the results of a survey on how much women spend on their clothing and was taken aback. On average, women spend $125,000 in their lifetime on their style! Roughly, the report continued, that works out to between $180 and $480 per month. That’s a lot of money each month! But that’s not…

Pinna Joseph’s chants a many cultured thing

An accomplished singer, poet, art therapist, chantress and cantorial soloist, Scottsdale resident Pinna Joseph leads a multifaceted life steeped in artistic expression. Enchanted with music since she was a child, Joseph has taken voice lessons with a variety of teachers including Valley jazz artist Charles Lewis and Silvia Nakkach. The latter is an international singer,…

Judaica Hidden in the Hills

Ari and Lea Plosker are among 165 working artists at 46 open studios participating in the Sonoran Arts League’s 17th Annual Hidden in the Hills Artist Studio Tour & Sale. The self-guided tour throughout the picturesque Sonoran Foothills of Cave Creek, Carefree and North Scottsdale will be Nov. 22-24 and Nov. 29- Dec. 1. Attendees…

Hiding in The Open in Glendale

Between 1939 and 1945, two Jewish women in Nazi-occupied Europe took on false Catholic identities and secured work in a Nazi hotel where they lived in constant fear of being discovered. Their thrilling story of intrigue, deception and survival, based on Sabina Zimering’s memoir, Hiding in the Open, will be performed Nov. 8-9 and 14-16…

Rabbinic Reflections

Who is one of your favorite figures from Jewish texts? Answer: Bruriah – Talmudic Scholar, Feminist Hero, Advocate for Human Potential Bruriah was one of the great Talmudic scholars. Her husband was the great sage Rebbi Meir and her father was Rabbi Hananiah Ben Teradion (one of the “Ten Martyrs” in the Yom Kippur liturgy…

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