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Phoenix Theatre’s Applause! Gala Celebrates Rock ‘n’ Roll and Philanthropic Rockstars

The Phoenix Theatre Company’s December 10 Applause! Gala will celebrate Memphis Rock ‘n’ Roll and Phoenix philanthropic rockstars with signature cocktails, performances by “Million Dollar Quartet Christmas” celebrities Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley, and dinner catered by Valley standout MCatering. The event’s Honorary Co-Chairs are Martha and Wally Henkel. This…

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The Evolution of Hanukkah

By Rabbi Jeffrey Schesnol All Jewish holidays have changed over the centuries. Their histories reflect the changes in beliefs, lifestyle, and socio-economic-political circumstances of the Jewish people. Originally, Hanukkah, which means dedication, was only a Maccabean holiday to celebrate the defeat of their Seleucid overlords and reclaimed the sacred Jerusalem temple and their rededication of…

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Are we truly thankful?

By Rabbi Irwin Wiener, D.D. November is a marvelous month because of a magnificent American holiday called Thanksgiving. It is called Thanksgiving because it reminds us of all that we have to be thankful for. We get up each morning and are amazed at all that is in front of us.  For example: How many…

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Tucson Hebrew Academy honors Richard Belkin

Tucson Hebrew Academy will honor Richard “Dick” Belkin at its virtual 2021 Tikkun Olam Celebration on Sunday, November 7 at 7 pm. Dick and his wife, Sherry, moved to Tucson in 1989. They found a welcoming Jewish community in which they have both thrived. Dick has held a number of leadership positions, including having served…

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A Cure for Diabetes?

A novel approach to treating type 2 diabetes is being developed at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. The disease, caused by insulin resistance and reduction of cells’ ability to absorb sugar, is characterized by increased blood sugar levels. Its long-term complications include heart disease, strokes, damage to the retina that can result in…

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Ellen Friedman Sacks Becomes President of the IAJFL

Jewish Free Loan would like to announce that their Executive Director, Ellen Friedman Sacks, has been elected President of the International Association of Jewish Free Loans (IAJFL). IAJFL is a membership organization dedicated to building, strengthening and promoting an international network of interest-free lending institutions. The organization provides mentorship, networking, and educational opportunities to existing…

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Hate knows no boundaries

By Rabbi Irwin Wiener, D.D. The history of hate extends beyond our understanding of time and space. From Cain killing Abel to the present day, we have learned nothing about controlling the impulses to destroy that which we hate. It is a disease that festers and grows because we allow it to flourish. Humankind was…

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Jewish and Pro-Israel Students, Know Your Rights

Yael Lerman and Jonathan Bell of the StandWithUs Saidoff Legal Department regularly receive questions from high school and college students facing antisemitic and anti-Israel incidents. They experience hate in-person and online and come to us for legal guidance. Every situation is unique. The below aims to help students understand U.S. law. Q: A teacher/student leader…

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Chesed Amitie: A true kindness

Photo courtesy Rabbi Billy. By David Benjamin Lex / El Inde The line to meet with the Rebbe was as long as ever. Any time Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson would open his doors in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY to receive visitors, hundreds of people from all over the world would gather. Many were neatly dressed…

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