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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…


Tucson Couple Heeds Grammy’s Sage Advice

Wedding photos courtesy of Pure in Art Photography, www.pureinart.com Eliana (Ellie) Boling and Daniel (Danny) Anderson became engaged in November 2019, and like many other engaged young couples, were excitedly planning their wedding for more than 200 guests when COVID-19 hit. The couple was trying to navigate how to plan a large wedding during a…


Rabbi Andy Green Joins Congregation Or Tzion

Photo: Rabbi Andy Green Congregation Or Tzion is pleased to announce that its new spiritual leader, Rabbi Andy Green, will officially begin his tenure on July 1, 2021. Rabbi Green joins Or Tzion as senior rabbi after the sudden death of Rabbi Micah Caplan, z”l, just over one year ago. Formerly associate rabbi at Congregation…


Josh Rawitch is headed to Cooperstown

Jane Forbes Clark, Chairman of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, announced on June 28 that Josh Rawitch has been named president of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Rawitch will begin serving in that capacity on September 9. Until that date, Jeff Idelson will continue in his current role as…


Beth Emeth Congregation Welcomes New Rabbi

Beth Emeth Congregation of the West Valley is very pleased to announce that on July 1, 2021, Rabbi Jeffrey Lipschultz will become their new rabbi. Rabbi Lipschultz has been active as a conservative rabbi for the last 20 years, he grew up in Tempe and Scottsdale. He majored in political science and psychology at Fort…


Tucson’s Chabad on River vandalized

Photo: Rabbi Rami Bigelman and Rabbi Yehuda Ceitlin speak with the media at Chabad on River in Tucson on June 8. On Monday morning, June 7, as Chabad on River Center’s Director, Rabbi Rami Bigelman, arrived to teach a Torah class, he found a swastika painted on the classroom door with a racial slur. He…

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