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Humor can ease care-giving burdens

PHOTO:Peter Rosenberger with his wife, Gracie, who has two prosthetic legs. April is National Humor Month: We certainly cry enough tears, but do we chuckle and laugh enough? By Peter Rosenberger In an interview with AARP some years back, they mentioned so many people serving as caregivers don’t necessarily see themselves or identify as a…

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Weekend events for March 1-3

Pictured above: Try a new outdoor activity for free at the Tres Rios Nature Festival. Music Festivals M3F Fest (Fri-Sun March 1-3). Gates open 3 pm Fri, 2 pm Sat-Sun. $70 & up. Bands, Kids Zone, marketplace and more. Proceeds benefit local nonprofit organizations. Margaret T Hance Park, 67 W. Culver St., Phoenix. m3ffest.com Innings…

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Everyone’s gaga for ga-ga

Pictured above: B’nai B’rith Campers play ga-ga. Ga-ga has been a favorite game at Jewish summer camps for decades. Recently, the game has gained mainstream popularity and can be found at camps and playgrounds around the world. Deemed a “gentler version of dodgeball” the game is played in a ga-ga pit. The ga-ga pit is…

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Jewish summer camp’s X factor

Photo courtesy B’nai B’rith Camp By Jane Larkin Shabbat at camp is “cool” and adds a sense of sacredness to the camp experience. My son just returned from his second summer spent at the Union for Reform Judaism’s Greene Family Camp. While Sammy is glad to be reunited with his puppy, he misses his other…

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Put more you into your wedding day

A wedding day is filled with symbolic
tradition, from religious customs to the never-ending circle reflected in the rings and the types of flowers. Music sets the mood for every wedding, and it’s an easy
place to put your own spin on the celebration. Whether you forgo the traditional bridal march entirely or simply look for an…

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Modern-day mikvahs

Pictured above: The Goldman Mikvah, located at Congregation Beth Tefillah in Scottsdale. There are many reasons to visit a mikvah, or ritual bath. Jewish law requires that one immerse in a mikvah as part of the conversion process to Judaism and woman are required to immerse before getting married and when observing the laws of…

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