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Why Our Connection Can Stop the Fires

Dr. Michael Laitman When the world is consumed by fire, inundated in floods, and crippled by a global plague, only one remedy can really help: union. Only our solidarity, our sense of mutual responsibility, can lift us above the impairments that nature has imposed on us. We may think that we must tackle each crisis…


Israelis Rudy, Andrew and Edouard are home!

Photo: From left, Edouard David Benaym, Rudy Rochman and Andrew Leibman pose with the Torah scroll before their trip to Nigeria. (Courtesy of We Were Never Lost) Three Jewish filmmakers who were detained by Nigerian security forces nearly three weeks ago have been released and returned to Israel. Rudy Rochman, Andrew Leibman and Edouard David…


“My Unorthodox Life” Should Anger Every Proud Jew

By Lauren Isaacs The new Netflix series, “My Unorthodox Life,” is a reality show about a former religious Jewish woman and her family, and the current secular lives that they live. The show’s main character describes her harrowing journey from religious Jew in a somewhat closed community to entrepreneur, model agent aficionado, and all-around female…


Anger is One Letter Short of Danger

Anger is One Letter Short of Danger- a perspective on Matot/Masey posted on July 11, 2021 By Rabbi Bonnie Koppell There is a lot of anger in this week’s Torah portion. Beginning with verbal commitments made by women which can be nullified by the men in their lives, to revenge taken against the Midianites, to…


JFCS Returns to the Palazzo

The JFCS Center for Senior Enrichment is happy to announce it is returning with in-person classes at The Palazzo, 6250 N. 19th Avenue, starting Tuesday, July 13.  All CSE classes and programs are open to the entire older adult community in greater Phoenix. “Right now we’re going to offer the best of both worlds,” states…


Israeli-backed efforts bring trauma therapy to Surfside

Photo: Members of the Israel Rescuers delegation gather upon their arrival in the area near the partially collapsed 12-story Champlain Towers South condo building in the city of Surfside, Florida, on June 27, 2021. (Giorgio Viera/AFP via Getty Images/TNS) By Marie-Rose Sheinerman, Miami Herald Just 72 hours after part of an oceanfront condo collapsed in…

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