Articles by Mala Blomquist


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Honey: How sweet it (really) is

Honey is a symbolic food eaten at Rosh Hashanah in hopes for a sweet new year. In Arizona, there are hives producing this sweet, liquid gold across the state, from Coconino to Cochise counties. Honey bees in Arizona retrieve their nectar from a wide range of blossoms including citrus and mesquite trees, desert wildflowers and…

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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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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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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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The Connection comes to Tucson

Brian Singer had been looking for a unique way to honor his mother, Edye Anne Singer z”l, when Rabbi Israel Becker with Congregation Chofetz Chayim in Tucson, contacted him with an exciting proposition. It all started when the Foxman Torah Institute in Cherry Hill, New Jersey reached out to Rabbi Becker after their three-week program,…

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Bodies Revealed joins OdySea in the Desert

The latest exhibit to join the numerous attractions at the OdySea in the Desert Entertainment District is “Bodies Revealed.” This intimate and informative traveling exhibition showcases more than 200 actual human bodies and specimens, providing a detailed, three-dimensional vision of the human form rarely seen outside of an anatomy lab. The specimens in the exhibit…

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