Daily Archives: October 1, 2012

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Where Do Jewish People Eat?

Cask 63 | $$$ | 8877 N. Scottsdale Road American Eatery and Wine Bar This place is stunning and owner and chef Brian Feirstein, knows it. From the carefully designed layout to the the visually appealing color scheme and sculpted architectural curves, your eyes will be the first things to feast. My dining companion and…

FALL FASHION TRENDS: Feminine Appeal

Fall fashion is here, and one trend that makes a smooth seasonal transition is feminine, ladylike style. Anthropologie put together three outfits featuring this fabulous look: the wrap dress, a Peter Pan collar top and the laser-cut sheath dress. But what are fashionistas in the Southwest saying about these delicate, womanly ensembles, and how can…

Shang-chai

It was all Chinese to me; well, with a touch of Hebrew, and that’s because I was standing in what was once a Jewish Ghetto in Shanghai, China. Shanghai today, a modern metropolis of more than 20 million people, is significantly different than when it was a refuge city for Jewish immigrants escaping World War…

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Will Israel act to delay Iran nuclear threat?

Whenever a new crisis appears, Israelis have been adept at gauging how serious the threat is and whether we need to take the limited steps we have available to protect ourselves as individuals. This is especially true for the residents of southern Israel, who live under a daily missile threat and are still determined to…

Ask Helen: health and job interview

Dear Helen: Can you give me some very practical tips to prepare for a phone interview? I know I could do the job if I get it. But there’s a pre-screening interview – 30 minutes with one person – before an interview with the whole team. I need to pass this test to get to…

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Artistic release: teens explore emotions

Art therapy offers adolescents an alternative method for exploring personal problems and emotional issues. Linda Zahavi, a national and board certified art therapist, uses art therapy as an effective means for patients to explore their feelings by using various creative materials and techniques to facilitate expression. Zahavi began working with youth intensively at the Janus…

Hero for the Ages

A hero of our time and for the ages, Natan Sharansky shone a bright light on the plight of Soviet Jewry from his dark cell in a Soviet prison. Now, as chairman of the executive of the Jewish Agency for Israel, Sharansky uses his experiences to illuminate the importance of strong identities and the role…

Sukkot Savories

Every year I serve the same old same old soups and cholent and meatballs in a bread bowl in the sukkah. While not truly boring, they are, none the less, predictable and I’ve come to have a love/hate relationship with these recipes. I decided to buck the tradition (cue gasp, shock, trembling of the gates…

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