Daily Archives: January 30, 2018


Love, Israeli Style

Rachel Shamir and Moshe Raccach have a unique love story. They spent most of their young lives in the same country, Israel, although it took until later in life for them to meet. They met online, although not on a dating website, but on Motke, “like an Israeli Facebook” Rachel describes. It was on this…


Building a future together

“A Jewish wedding has the potential to be one of the most powerful Jewish rituals. It is a reminder of the power of love and union.” Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz, twice named one of America’s Top Rabbis by Newsweek, shared that perspective with Jewish Life readers in an article about life-cycle events in 2105. Our…


Neal Cash: Behavioral Health Activist

Neal Cash is a realist about behavioral health. When Cenpatico Integrated Care rode into Tucson, he and Community Partners of Southern Arizona changed direction. The Centene Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, owns Cenpatico. For 18 years Neal served as CEO/president of CPSA. As a nonprofit community-based agency, which managed treatment of serious mental illness through…


Purim events

The festival of Purim commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people in ancient Persia from Haman’s plot “to destroy, kill and annihilate all the Jews, young and old, infants and women, in a single day.” It is celebrated with Megillah readings, gifts of food, charity, feasting and merriment. Purim begins at sundown on Feb. 28…

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