Daily Archives: September 1, 2012


Exploring their Birthright

Sababa – loosely translated from Hebrew, it means, “It’s all good.” In June a bus of young adults from the Portland and Tucson areas shared this sentiment as they were whisked across Israel in a free 10-day whirlwind tour courtesy of Taglit-Birthright Israel. We journeyed together on an adventure of a lifetime through the desert…


Ask Helen: Dating Rules

A Nosh of Jewish Wisdom: Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end. __________________________________ Dear Helen: I’m a nice Jewish guy in my 40s, only divorced once, with one adult son in med school. I teach college math (tenured at a decent school), am decent looking (not Hollywood handsome but reasonably featured), in decent…


Is now the time to buy?

One question I have heard a lot lately is: “Is this a good time to buy commercial real estate.” My response is, “What are you looking for?” Although the market is improving and new businesses are opening, business owners or investors should consider several things to determine if it’s the right time for them to…


Actors Theatre touched by genius of Matthew Wiener

Beginning his 17th year as producing artistic director of Actors Theatre of Phoenix, Matthew Wiener describes himself as a European mutt. “My grandparents came from all over Europe – in fact, one of my grandfathers was born in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire, in 1899. That place doesn’t even exist today.” His diversity doesn’t end with his…


Bohemian Glamour

Do you love the romantic boho vibe and wonder how to transition from summer to fall without looking like someone stuck in a vintage time warp? Boho style is always evolving, and it looks like the chic muse of yesteryear is still on trend for fall. Fashion icon, designer and television star Nicole Richie has…

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