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March is Women’s History Month. History has not always been fair to women, don’t even get me started on that big fool Henry VIII, who killed his wives for not giving him a son — when science now knows it was all his fault. My middle-schoolers are always extremely upset about the lack of prominent women in ancient history.
Editor’s note: The Jewish High Holy Days are known in Hebrew as Yamim Noraim (Days of Awe). They are a time of repentance that starts with the Jewish new year, Rosh Hashana (literally the “head of the year,” which this year begins at sundown Sept. 4) and ends with Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement, which includes a day-long fast in repentance and ends at 7:14 p.m. Sept. 14). The Shofar, a hollowed-out ram’s horn, is used to call the Jewish faithful to examine their lives in the past year and to atone for any misdeeds.
If you boil down the concept of breaking the Yom Kippur fast to its culinary essence, two basic rules become clear — make it easy to prepare and make it easy on the stomach.
This twice-baked challah from "The Mile End Cookbook" is a perfect dish for Yom Kippur. The French toast-like dish can be assembled ahead of time, then baked just before serving.
A former Maricopa County constable for the Kyrene Justice Court has been arrested by Tempe police on suspicion of plotting to burn down his Tempe home for insurance money.
When Rabbi Victor Beck moved to Ahwatukee Foothills from Brooklyn, N.Y., several years ago, he found a different kind of Jewish community - one that was largely disconnected and somewhat transient.