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We Need To Remember We Belong To Each Other
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We Need To Remember We Belong To Each Other

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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

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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

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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

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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...
There is an appointed time for everything
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There is an appointed time for everything

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By Lynne Hartke, Guest Writer When my parents were still alive, I often escaped the heat of Arizona to visit their country home in Minnesota. “The corn has tasseled,” Mom said on one of those visits as we drove past the...
Draw comfort in the fact that God is not password-protected
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Draw comfort in the fact that God is not password-protected

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By Rev Jean Newell, Guest Writer Passwords! Have you noticed that without a password, not just any password, mind you – but without the correct password, much of the world around us is inaccessible? For example, I need a...
Church, nonprofit come to aid of impoverished Venezuelans
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Church, nonprofit come to aid of impoverished Venezuelans

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Santan Sun News Staff Venezuela has plummeted to the bottom of the world economy, and its communist government has made it almost impossible for churches to come to its people’s aid. But a small congregation in Mesa and a...
The significance of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
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The significance of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

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By Rabbi Dr. Irwin Wiener, Guest Writer The days set aside for introspection have finally arrived – a time of challenges. This time is a reminder of how our life flashes before us – the time we are put to the test. Imagine...
Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?
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Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?

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By Rev. Susan Wilmot, Guest Writer Facing life’s challenges can feel overwhelming and terrifying. As well as being part of a loving and healthy worship community, there are also practical spiritual disciplines that can help us...
Wonder can be found in all God’s creation
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Wonder can be found in all God’s creation

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By Lynne Hartke, Contributor   My calf muscles complained at the continual ascent through a forest of pine, spruce, and aspen trees as my lungs searched for oxygen in the high elevation. A dark-eyed junco – a gray bird...