Holidays

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NowGen offers High Holiday tickets

The Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix NowGen launched NowGen Congregation Connection. Formerly known as Cool Shul, this program provides free and/or low-cost access to High Holiday tickets at a variety of congregations throughout the Valley. Participating congregations have provided a limited supply of complimentary and/or $36 tickets to allow young adults to attend Rosh Hashannah and…

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A spiritual check-up

A free translation from the work of Rabbi Lior Engelman As part of the spiritual accounting that characterizes the period of the High Holidays, we are invited to survey ourselves and ask honestly: In relation to last year, has our spiritual condition improved or worsened; were the hopes that we expressed during last year’s High…

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Passover Recipes

When we think of Passover, we think of food. Yes, of course there’s more to the holiday than just matzah. But everything we do to prepare for the seder and plan for a week without chametz (bread and other leavened foods) brings us back to old favorite dishes and new adaptations. We asked our readers…

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Top 10 Great Reasons to Love the Pomegranate

Pomegranates (rimonim in Hebrew) add color and symbolism to Rosh Hashanah tables worldwide. Here’s why you should try one. By Viva Sarah Press Pomegranate season is underway. Markets are teeming with this glorious red fruit, supermarket shelves are packed with pomegranate juices, and cosmetic stores are promoting pomegranate oil-infused creams. The fruit-with-a-crown is one of…

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How to Eat a Pomegranate

Pomegranates add a splash of color, texture and flavor to many dishes. Photo by Anne Kleinberg Now that you know why you want to wrestle with this amazing fruit, check out recipes to enjoy the hard-earned nuggets of flavor in Jewish Life columnist Anne Kleinberg’s book Pomegranates: 70 Celebratory Recipes. Published by Ten Speed Press…

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Music Man and Mensch: Lan Qiu

The Jewish tunes most familiar around the globe undoubtedly are the catchy “If I Were a Rich Man” from “Fiddler on the Roof” or the folksy wedding staple “Hava Nagila.” But to generations of Jewish people worldwide, the “Kol Nidre,” with its haunting melody, is the song that most resonates as it brings to mind…

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September Calendar

Through SEPT. 20 Lucky Stiff, a zany, offbeat and very funny musical murder mystery farc.  At Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W Paradise Lane, Peoria. azbroadway.org SEPT.1 Hadassah VOS talk on sex trafficking. See page 79 SEPT. 2-6 Red Rocks Music Festival in Phoenix and Sedona. See page 28 SEPT. 3, 10, 17, 24 Moral Choice…

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