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Jori Epstein: scoring in print and online

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Jori Epstein: scoring in print and online

Posted on 11 July 2019

The young, local journalist finds her niche in sports By Deb Silverthorn If ever one were to score a touchdown, a slam dunk, a goal and a home run, it would be Dallas’ own Jori Epstein. Since October 2018, the 24-year-old reporter for USA Today Sports, who covers the Dallas Cowboys and the National Football […] Continue Reading

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Holly Clegg raises awareness of gastric cancers

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Holly Clegg raises awareness of gastric cancers

Posted on 11 July 2019

By Sharon Wisch-Ray For years, I have been an avid follower of Holly Berkowitz Clegg. I remember receiving my first in her amazing “Trim and Terrific” cookbook series about 28 years ago and was inspired by her healthy recipes and shortcuts for busy moms. Over the years we have featured Holly’s recipes in the TJP […] Continue Reading

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From Ft. Worth to Mississippi with CAS

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From Ft. Worth to Mississippi with CAS

Posted on 11 July 2019

In Jackson, faculty takes on Jewish education Jackson, Mississippi, hotbed of Jewish education? Hard to believe but true. Five faculty members and the co-learning leaders from Congregation Ahavath Sholom’s Learning and Engagement Center (CAS LEC) trained at the Institute of Southern Jewish Learning with fellow educators representing 80 congregations. Fort Worth took the prize for […] Continue Reading

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Columnists, Historical Perspective by Jerry Kasten

Marco Polo was not the first world traveler

Posted on 11 July 2019

By Jerry Kasten Every summer, children splash the pools trying to evade capture in a game called “Marco Polo.” The game is simple: A blinded tagger roams the pool shouting, “Marco!” while others respond, “Polo!” driving the tagger in the direction of his or her victim by sound. I assume these children were taught that […] Continue Reading

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Columnists, D'var Torah

Making vows involves ongoing dialogue with God

Posted on 11 July 2019

In this week’s Torah portion, Chukat, we find three spectacular images tied to the three towering personalities: the clouds of glory attributed to the merit of Aaron, the “Well of Water” to the merit of Miriam, and the manna to the merit of Moses. The “Clouds of Glory” and the “Well” disappeared with the passing […] Continue Reading

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Columnists, Shalom From the Shabbat Lady

Free to live in a better world

Posted on 11 July 2019

This summer we study mitzvot through “mitzvah heroes.” Each week we remember — “We are standing on the shoulders of the ones who came before us!” Herut is the mitzvah of seeking freedom, which began with the Israelite’s escape from slavery in Egypt more than 3,000 years ago. Since that time, we have been told […] Continue Reading

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Ask the Rabbi, Columnists

What we mean by ‘Next year in Jerusalem’

Posted on 11 July 2019

Dear Rabbi Fried, We, in the Diaspora, end the Passover Seder with “Next year in Jerusalem!” What do people in Jerusalem say? Mark J. Dear Mark, People in Jerusalem say, “Next year in Jerusalem!” This should not come as a shock because as part of the daily silent Amidah prayer we also ask God to […] Continue Reading

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Columnists, In My Mind's I by Harriet Gross

We are losing a generation of giving people

Posted on 11 July 2019

My last uncle, Irwin, has died. His seven sisters — my mother and my aunts — are long gone, as are his four brothers. It is sad, frightening and humbling to lose the last survivor of a whole generation, the generation of those rocks upon which I have built a whole life. Today, people worry […] Continue Reading

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In era of BDS, summer camp connects kids to Israel

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In era of BDS, summer camp connects kids to Israel

Posted on 03 July 2019

By Deborah Fineblum (JNS) Aviva Weinstein fell in love with Israel thousands of miles from the Jewish homeland at Camp Ramah in the Poconos. Weinstein is among the generations of North American Jewish teens who have forged lifelong attachments to the Jewish state in the intimate petri dish of an overnight Jewish camp environment, where […] Continue Reading

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Emanu-El will show thought-provoking films

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Emanu-El will show thought-provoking films

Posted on 03 July 2019

Cinema Emanu-El returns July 9 Cool off this summer with Cinema Emanu-El, the popular film series at Temple Emanu-El in Dallas. Starting July 9, and running the next three consecutive Tuesdays through, those attending will view great, thought-provoking movies; enjoy free popcorn, candy and soda; and participate in post-film discussions with members of the Temple […] Continue Reading

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