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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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Purim and Addiction Recovery

By Hannah Prager Being Jewish, having family members in addiction recovery, and now working for a treatment center for alcoholism and addiction, I wanted to learn more about Purim, and the commandment to drink. I had the opportunity to (virtually) sit down and learn with Rabbi Dr. Chaim Meyer Tureff to learn about the roots…

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How to Make A Perfect Valentine Wellness Box

This Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to keep wellness in mind when you are creating the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. A relaxing and thoughtful gift, suggests TV host of Alive & Well Michelle Harris, can be a custom-created wellness box that you put together for a personalized wellness experience. 1.       Begin with a great box…

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Happy Tu B’Shevat

Tu B’Shevat gets its name from the date on which the holiday occurs, the 15th of the month of Shevat. In 2021, the holiday begins at nightfall on Jan. 27. Traditionally, Tu B’Shevat was not a Jewish festival. Rather, it marked an important date for Jewish farmers in ancient times. The Torah states, “When you…

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