Former Kyrene Justice Court Constable Jonathan Levenson will be doing some time in jail for planning to burn down his own home and blame it on people who hate Jews.Levenson, who is Jewish, was arrested by Tempe police in October 2011 after the cops discovered that he was planning to collect insuranc ... More >>
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Rosh Hashanah , the Jewish New Year, begins this Sunday, and with that comes the search for good challah. Despite its popularity among the Jewish and not-so-Je ... More >>
Claire LawtonChristmas comes a little early to Chow Bella this year -- in the form of some darn good holiday storytelling. Today, in honor of the first night of Hanukkah (which begins tonight at sundown) we bring you Deborah Sussman's chocolate-dipped memories.
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As you've no doubt noticed, we've dived headfirst into the holiday spirit around here. We've got song to string your Christmas lights to, our favorite WTF Christmas albums, and even a weekly series, "Christmas Music That Doesn't Suck" (look for installment number two tomorrow).
But we're w ... More >>
Tempe Police DepartmentJonathan LevensonA former Maricopa County constable was arrested over the weekend after police say he conspired to burn his house down so he could collect an insurance payout.According to the Tempe Police Department, former Kyrene Justice Court Constable Jonathan Harold Irw ... More >>
Last night ushered in the year 5772 on the Jewish calendar. Happy New Year!
(Editor's Note: Apologies -- we got the date wrong in the original version of this post.)
Sadly, the Jewish New Year celebration is typically not quite as raucous as the party the rest of you throw. But we're ... More >>
Young Money rapper and former Degrassi: The Next Generation actor Drake got in touch with his Jewish roots and performed at a bar mitzvah in New York City this past weekend, according to MySpace Music News.The intimate performance was for bar mitzvah boy Andrew Zucker, son of former NBC/Univ ... More >>
Galindo asks Joe why he always goes after the employees, instead of the employersI'll concede that radio host Carlos Galindo is a controversial figure. The Latino activist community shuns him. And he's been blasted for being anti-Semitic, due to a blog posting he made in the past, where he reportedl ... More >>
Some of what Sanchez said that sunk his dinghyCNN's firing of Rick Sanchez over some controversial comments made on a satellite radio show is asinine, short-sighted and hypocritical in the extreme.Yeah, he called The Daily Show's Jon Stewart a "bigot," but then he withdrew the comment later during t ... More >>
New TimesSimply Challah!Sundown tomorrow evening marks the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, the "head of the year" or Jewish New Year. Challah, traditional egg bread served on the Sabbath in the form of a loaf -- plain or braided -- is shaped into a round spiral for the holiday. The round shape symbo ... More >>
Rabbi Albert Plotkin, known far and wide as one of the greatest (and most egalitarian) spiritual leaders to lead a congregation in these parts, died earlier this week. He was 89.
Plotkin was a remarkable man.
He was in the forefront of the civil-rights movement of the 196 ... More >>