Cleansing Your Mind

By Jennifer Starrett Recently, I came across an online course called Breakthrough with Devorah Sisso, and thought it would be a nice way to touch base with where I am personally and professionally. There have been so many changes in my life lately and I thought it...
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Observing in America: Slavery

By A. Cohen This week’s Torah portion, Parshat Mishpatim, discusses many of the details of the 613 commandments. Many of the laws are extremely complex, while others seem so obvious that one may wonder as to why they needed to be included as a law. Last week we just...
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Giving without taking

By Jennifer Starrett From an early age, most Jewish children are taught about the importance of tzedakah and giving to those in need. Whether it was making a tzedakah box in Hebrew School or volunteering as a family, I remember these values being instilled in me as...
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Observing in America: Curing Envy

By A. Cohen This week’s Torah portion is Parshat Yitro. This portion is monumental as it discusses the giving of the Torah, the Ten commandments. One of the commandments is to “not covet your friend’s house.” The foundation of the entire Torah, all 613 commandments,...
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Sipping into Spring

Even though it is mid-February, the weather in sunny AZ is reminding us more of spring than winter. This is one of the things that most people love about living in this amazing city. By now, you may have already started thinking about slipping into spring wear, and,...
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Giving without taking

By Jennifer Starrett From an early age, most Jewish children are taught about the importance of tzedakah and giving to those in need. Whether it was making a tzedakah box in Hebrew School or volunteering as a family, I remember these values being instilled in me as...
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The fusion of Jewish Education and Jewish Experience

By Erica Stempil Schwartz Picture this… A group of multi-age students, grades kindergarten through 12, coming together first thing in the morning for a rousing pep rally complete with Morning Prayer, singing and dancing! The students are interacting with each other —...
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Spinning at Mazel

Sponsored Matt Brough, aka DJ Soloman, is a 20-year veteran of the Arizona dance scene. Playing clubs and festivals all over the country including Ultra Music Festival, Sound Wave Music Festival and the first ever W Hotel Music Festival, DJ Soloman has made a name for...
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Unplugging and Connecting

By Jennifer Starrett Most of us are probably guilty of looking at our phones a few times too often or spending too much time plugged into technology instead of admiring the beauty of our surroundings. As someone who spends her days and nights with social media and...
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Styling at Mazel

Sponsored Next week, more than 1000 of your closest friends will gather together for the party of the year: Mazelpalooza. You already have your tickets (if not, buy them now and save from having to spend more at the door!) and have made plans on who you are sharing...
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Sipping into Spring

Even though it is mid-February, the weather in sunny AZ is reminding us more of spring than winter. This is one of the things that most people love about living in this amazing city. By now, you may have already started thinking about slipping into spring wear, and,...
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More than Just Trees

By Susan Farber (Sponsored) Although I have always been VERY pro-Israel, I never was involved with JNF; I thought they were the “tree people”… that all changed the summer of 2014, when Israel was under missile attack by Hamas. JNF organized a special “Solidarity...
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Cleansing Your Mind

By Jennifer Starrett Recently, I came across an online course called Breakthrough with Devorah Sisso, and thought it would be a nice way to touch base with where I am personally and professionally. There have been so many changes in my life lately and I thought it...
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How I ended my 17-year relationship

By Gelie Akhenblit To be completely honest, I wasn’t sober when it finally happened. It was at the end of  Erin’s birthday party that I organized in 2015, after all our friends left. I remember the day of the party … I went through the motions of everything, but I so...
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Making Memories at Mazelpalooza

By Carly Figman (Sponsored) Moving across the country is no easy feat. New culture, new places, new people…it’s a lot to take in. As an east coast girl, I had more than just the desert climate to adjust to when I moved here. I decided to jump in and find a place...
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