The fabulous bead brothers

Brothers Mitch, David and Bernie Lawitz have more than DNA in common; they all share the same passion – beads. If the name rings a bell, it’s because Mitch and Bernie were previous owners of the legendary Beads Galore in Tempe, and David worked in the family business for 20 years. Their enthusiasm for beads…


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The Tucson International Jewish Film Festival runs Jan. 6-20 The Tucson International Jewish Film Festival kicks off its 28th year with 20 film screenings at three venues. Most of the films will be shown at the Tucson Jewish Community Center, with SaddleBrooke and the Loft Cinema being additional venues. As one of the longest-running Jewish…


Spectacular snowy scenes of species struggling to survive

Pictured above: “Wildlife PhotograBear” by Roie Galitz was “highly commended” in the 2018 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards. Photo courtesy of Roie Galitz It’s easy to see why a funny picture of a polar bear with sophisticated photography gear won Israeli photographer Roie Galitz  a “highly commended” spot in the 2018 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards. But…


“The Wedding Plan” is for believers

Rama Burshtein’s film, “The Wedding Plan” has received excellent reviews after making its American debut in New York on May 12. This is the second production for Rama after her first film “Fill the Void,” which came out in 2012. The movie follows Michal (Noa Kooler), an Orthodox Jewish woman, who is finally looking forward…

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