OU Women’s Initiative Launches Program for High Holidays

The Orthodox Union’s (OU) Women’s Initiative has launched its virtual Yemei Ratzon program offering ideas and inspiration in preparation for the upcoming High Holidays. The program offers shiurim by world-renowned Torah scholars and a month-long learning series on Teshuvah, Tefillah, and Tzedakah.  The shiurim series features a series of lectures on Selichot night August 28:…


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 All-American Festival (Sun. July…


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,…


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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