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Soup’s on!

By Paula Shoyer Soups are not only a great comfort food on a cold winter day, but they can also be a meal-in-a-bowl when you are trying to eat healthier in the new year. These recipes are from Chef Paula Shoyer, “a chef who takes the calories out of comfort foods.” To find more of…


Trends for 2020

By Barbara Kaplan The year 2020 marks the beginning of a new decade, and it’s hard to believe that we have transitioned through 20 years into the 21st century. It’s time to look back over the past two decades and consider the things we have purchased for our home, be aware of the things we…


A gap year adventure in Israel

By Aliya Markowitz Shalom, everybody! My name is Aliya Markowitz and I’m from Tucson, AZ. For the past three and a half months, I’ve been lucky enough to call the lively neighborhood of Nachlaot, Jerusalem, my home. Next semester, I will be continuing my adventure in the artsy district of Florentine, Tel Aviv. Taking a…


A plea against ‘anti-Semitism’

The pseudo-scientific term, coined by a German racist, obscures the rising tide of hatred. We need to use the J word. By Shulamit S. Magnus With the disturbing increase of attacks on Jewish sites and on Jews in the US, Europe, and elsewhere, the term “anti-Semitism” is much in use. What to call the phenomenon…


Senior living in Phoenix and Tucson

Across the United States, the number of seniors is growing. In fact, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, almost 20% of Americans will be age 65 or older by 2030. With such a fast-growing population, it’s critical for our communities to address the needs and socio-economic conditions of the elderly. And for families trying to…


Traveling solo? Book that trip!

FTLO Travel is a group travel company for young professionals (ages 25-39) looking to explore the world while meeting new people. Their laid-back group trips are hassle-free (like a vacation) but have the adventure and cultural enrichment of solo travel. Not only do they spend countless hours planning the best itineraries, but they also try to curate groups of…

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