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Swastika found on UNT campus building

Posted on 30 April 2015

Editor's note: This story was edited at 2:23 p.m. Thursday, April 30, 2015. By Brian Bateman brianb@texasjewishpost.com A swastika was found scribbled on a wall at a University of North Texas campus building late last month. Cory Armstrong, director of the Frank W. Mayborn School of Journalism, was the first faculty member to notice the […] Continue Reading

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Shalom From the Shabbat Lady

Shabbat: History may be boring to some, but inescapable

Posted on 30 April 2015

Dear Families, Judaism is a historical religion; our history defines our holidays, celebrations and even our world view.  To understand Jews, you must understand Jewish history. The challenge is that it seems that we fall into two camps: those who love history and those who hate it. If you love learning and delving into history, […] Continue Reading

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Texas alumni help defeat BDS resolution on campus

Posted on 30 April 2015

Measure voted down, 23-11; likely wouldn’t have affected investment By Ben Tinsley bent@texasjewishpost.com, @BenTinsley Follow @bentinsley AUSTIN — A letter from several Dallas-area University of Texas alumni is credited with helping convince members of UT’s Student Government Assembly to vote down a divisive, anti-Israel resolution drafted by followers of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) […] Continue Reading

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Dallas Doings: School club, NCJW, Living CHAI life

Dallas Doings

Dallas Doings: School club, NCJW, Living CHAI life

Posted on 30 April 2015

By Linda Wisch-Davidsohn Good wishes to Josh Rudner, 16-year-old Greenhill sophomore, and his friends, Jackson Rothbart, junior, and Keaton Butowsky, also a junior, who co-founded and co-led Greenhill School’s Jewish Studies Club this school year. Josh, who is also co-president of the organization, shared some of the inaugural events and club meetings with us. […] Continue Reading

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Around Town: 8 over 80

Around the Town

Around Town: 8 over 80

Posted on 30 April 2015

Editor’s note: The other four biographies will run next week. Beth-El honors group of members for achievements, legacy By Ben Tinsley bent@texasjewishpost.com, @BenTinsley Follow @bentinsley FORT WORTH — Eight inspirational leaders. Their longtime commitment to Beth-El Congregation and the Jewish community honored. A Saturday, April 18 gathering and fundraiser in Beth-El Congregation’s Great Hall to […] Continue Reading

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Mind’s I: Thankful life is respected

Posted on 30 April 2015

On the morning of Yom HaShoah, I rolled into the physical therapy gym at Legacy Preston Hollow, looked around, and realized with a shock that by 70 years ago, every one of us would have been murdered. Two amputees. One woman with an arm in a sling, another struggling to stand upright. People relearning basic […] Continue Reading

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Ask the Rabbi

Ask Rabbi: Life-saving operation a choice for patient

Posted on 30 April 2015

Dear Rabbi Fried, My uncle, who is 72, was in excellent health until recently diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. The doctors feel that with his condition, he only has 6-9 months to live. There is, however, an experimental surgery, which could cure him completely, allowing him to live many more years. The problem […] Continue Reading

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Middle East Briefing, U.S./Israel/World

Middle East briefing: Helping Nepal, coalition, US support

Posted on 30 April 2015

Last Saturday, minutes after Israel heard the news of the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal, the Israeli Foreign Ministry set up a 24/7 Emergency and Crisis Management Center with the goal of providing an immediate and appropriate response to the disaster and coordinate rescue, medical and humanitarian aid to Israelis, Nepalese and others who were […] Continue Reading

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Middle East: Gauging mood in Israel on coalition, nukes

Columnists, Middle East Briefing

Middle East: Gauging mood in Israel on coalition, nukes

Posted on 23 April 2015

A line from a popular Israeli love song by prolific composer Matti Caspi goes: “Things seen from here you see are not seen from there.” I was frequently reminded of that line during a short visit to Israel last week for a class reunion, where I had a chance to talk to many friends and […] Continue Reading

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Mind’s I: Family first

Columnists, Light Lines

Mind’s I: Family first

Posted on 23 April 2015

Passover’s traditional family gatherings may provide opportunities for learning besides those that take place at the Seder table itself.  Although I wasn’t physically present, I’ve heard about one such outstanding example from my own extended family’s Pesach celebration. My son’s sister-in-law, her husband and two sons traveled from their Utah home for a holiday reunion […] Continue Reading

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