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Fireworks & Fun 2021

Photo courtesy Schnepf Farms. AROUND THE VALLEY   4th of July Celebration (Sun. July 4). Fireworks at 8:30 pm; event runs 6-8:30 pm. Free; fee for some activities. Live entertainment, events, swimming (Superstition Shadows Aquatics Center) and fireworks. AJHS Track and Field, 2525 S. Ironwood Dr., Apache Junction. 480-983-2181 or apachejunctionaz.gov. All-American Festival (Sun. July…

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Moses was the Best… Sponsor?

  Passover Symbolism Through the Lens of Addiction and Recovery By Hannah Prager “Egypt is not just a geographical place. Egypt is a state of being. It’s a state of mind.” said Rabbi Mendy Lipskier. When we celebrate Passover, there is a commandment for us to see ourselves as if we’re leaving Egypt today. Egypt,…

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Passover 2021 – Here we go again

The best-known quote from the Pesach Haggadah is, “why is this night different from all other nights?” Last year, this quote took on a whole new meaning with the onset of the pandemic and the realization that most of us would be having a virtual seder. This year, unless everyone in your group has been…

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Kosher For Pesach Meals in Tucson…and more

Chabad Tucson is once again running a pop-up kitchen to cater kosher meals for the Seder for those in Tucson’s Jewish community who will be remaining in their homes this Passover. A carefully crafted menu will be offering a variety of delicious dishes. From lemon, Moroccan or poached salmon to chicken soup with matza balls, sweet…

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Haggadah history

Photo: A family sits down to the seder in the Sarajevo Haggadah. (COURTESY OF NATIONAL MUSEUM OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA.) It’s always there, printed or photocopied, and as much a part of the Passover Seder as wine, bitter herbs and matzah – but have you ever thought of the origins of the Haggadah? The first-ever…

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Why is this wine different from all other wines?

Photo: After establishing a line of kosher wines produced in the Upper Galilee, NBA All-Star Amaré Stoudemire expands his offerings to California in collaboration with Herzog Wine Cellars. With Passover just around the corner (starting sundown on March 27), many people choose to serve wines that are kosher-certified. So, just how different is kosher wine…

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Purim and Passover: A Tale of Two Tables

The experience of celebrating Jewish holidays has been dramatically altered since the onset of the pandemic more than a year ago. From solitary Passover Seders to attending High Holiday services in our pajamas on zoom, we have tried our best to stay connected to tradition despite the precautions and restrictions COVID-19 has required. Last week…

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