Rabbi and wife join Jewish Arizonans on Campus team at UA location

Rabbi Moshe Schonbrun, who recently came to Tucson as rabbi for Jewish Arizonans on Campus at the University of Arizona, says after he and his wife, Esti, were married, they decided to put all of their efforts into maximizing their positive impact on the Jewish community.

After meeting the staff and students involved with JAC’s programming, taking the helm as the new rabbi-and-wife at the UA branch was an easy choice.

“We were very impressed, and we wanted to join a successful team,” says Schonbrun.

Find the entire Arizona Jewish Post article here.

Original publication date August 12, 2016.

Olympic torch dousing in Brazil

My mornings are usually filled with first-thing kisses, coffee, breakfast then work — which entails reading local news written far from American shores. Today was different. My inbox was chirping with an invaluable message from a dear friend in Brazil.

Amid the pomp and circumstance of the Olympic torch snaking its way through Brazil, the flame was extinguished multiple times. The video above shows one of the three attempts to dampen the symbolic flame as it traipsed through Belford Roxo, Rio de Janeiro.

Apparently, the stateside media blackout about issues and happenings people care about is not a local phenomenon.

With the ousting of President Dilma Rousseff, the people of Brazil must be fed up with watching, participating in or tolerating games — whether Olympic or not. Come Friday, August 5, the games, both political and athletic, will proceed as the opposition to either goes mainly unreported and certainly unobstructed.