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St. Mary Basha Student Meets The Pope, Gets Ride With Him
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St. Mary Basha Student Meets The Pope, Gets Ride With Him

November 6th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Paul Maryniak Executive Editor A fall-break trip to Italy earlier this month left a 12-year-old Ahwatukee girl with a lifelong memory that wowed her classmates as well as parishioners at St. Benedict Catholic Church. Melanie...
Elections: Let Hope, Not Fear Be Your Guide
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Elections: Let Hope, Not Fear Be Your Guide

November 6th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Rabbi Dean Shapiro Guest Writer I loved Halloween as a boy. I’d wander through the streets near my house collecting goodies, convinced for all the world that my neighbors believed an actual skeleton was strolling through...
Darkness Will Not Overcome The Light
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Darkness Will Not Overcome The Light

November 6th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Lynne Hartke Guest Writer A 16-inch lizard is normally hard to miss, but I do not see its full length at first, just a nose peeking out from behind a large boulder on the downward slope of a sandstone butte. “I think it’s...
Let’s Remember That We Must Love Our Neighbors
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Let’s Remember That We Must Love Our Neighbors

November 3rd, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Rev. Susan Wilmot Guest Writer While immigration issues have slipped out of the news cycle somewhat, especially the utterly appalling and inhumane separation of children from their parents, there are still literally hundreds...
We Need To Recalculate When We Stray From God’s Path
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We Need To Recalculate When We Stray From God’s Path

October 23rd, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Jean Newell Guest Writer My father had an innate sense of direction. I’ve often wondered if it came from his being raised on a dirt farm in Kansas. It could be pitch black at night with not a star in the sky, and he...
Fall Brings Warmth Of Love, Ecstatic Journey
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Fall Brings Warmth Of Love, Ecstatic Journey

October 23rd, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Rabbi Irwin Wiener, D.D. Guest Writer The heat is finally subsiding. The evenings are cooler. We can move about without worrying about too much exposure to the sun, and we feel a sense of togetherness after a season of...
We Need To Remember We Belong To Each Other
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We Need To Remember We Belong To Each Other

October 8th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Rev. Susan Wilmot Guest Writer We are living in extraordinary times, when many of us are experiencing increased violence in all its forms, including a significant upturn in verbal aggression and abuse, lies and public shaming....
Hate And Indifference Common Around World
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Hate And Indifference Common Around World

October 8th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Rabbi Dr. Irwin Wiener Guest Writer The history of hate extends beyond our understanding of time and space. From Cain killing Abel to the present day, we have learned nothing about controlling the impulses to hate and destroy...
Chabad Helps Members Grow Spiritually, Emotionally
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Chabad Helps Members Grow Spiritually, Emotionally

October 8th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ellie Wendt Contributor As you walk into the doors of The Chabad of the East Valley, gracious smiles and friendly introductions come your way. This is a place that values community, embracing members with open arms despite...
Time to reinforce our civility and common purpose
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Time to reinforce our civility and common purpose

September 17th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Rabbi Dr. Irwin Wiener, Guest Writer Recently, as I was traveling on a highway in northern Arizona, an illuminated highway sign that attracted my attention read, “Rest in peace Trooper Tyler Edenhofer.” Subsequently, I...