Articles by Deborah Muller


Desert Gathering: Not your bubbe’s music

The rich diversity of Jewish music comes alive for music lovers of all denominations and levels of observance at this fall’s 4th Annual Desert Gathering Jewish Music Fest. Roots rock, soul, Americana, classic rock and traditional Jewish song are among the musical styles showcased at the free outdoor community gathering on Sunday, Nov. 6, noon-5…


It’s a wanderful life

With the prevalence of Google Maps and GPS, there is very little chance for people to run off course in today’s world, but according to one Valley couple, all who wander are not lost. Steve and Jan Hertzfeld are wanderers. Actually, they are wanderers, hikers, strollers, adventurers and explorers. Embodying the phrase “active members of…


Rabbi Barton Lee Speaks: “Forever Young: A Rabbi’s Challenges Working With Jewish Young Adults on the College Campus”

Rabbi Barton Lee, the recently retired Arizona State University Hillel Director will present “Forever Young: A Rabbi’s Challenges Working with Jewish Young Adults on the College Campus” as part of the Beth Ami Temple Speaker Series at Beth Ami Temple in Paradise Valley on Friday, February 19, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.Rabbi Lee was the Rabbi/Executive…


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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