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Around the Town

Around the Town

Posted on 22 January 2015

By Sharon Wisch-Ray Bagels at your bowl party The Ladies Auxiliary of Congregation Ahavath Sholom has cooked up an innovative fundraiser for Super Bowl Sunday: Big Game Bagel Boxes. For $18 per box ($20 if delivered) the shul will put together half a dozen freshly baked plain bagels, plain and salmon cream cheese and a […] Continue Reading

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Unintended Consequences

Columnists, Middle East Briefing

Unintended Consequences

Posted on 22 January 2015

By Gil Elan On Sunday a small convoy of unmarked civilian vehicles traveling near the Israeli border on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights was destroyed by air-to-ground missiles. According to eyewitnesses two drones were seen crossing from the Israeli side before the attack and returning afterward. Other reports claimed an Israeli attack helicopter […] Continue Reading

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News

Circle Theatre consults with Jewish community on production of ‘My Name Is Asher Lev’

Posted on 22 January 2015

By Ben Tinsley TJP Staff Reporter FORT WORTH — Representatives of Circle Theatre are working closely with members of the local Jewish community to perfect the details and nuances of “My Name is Asher Lev,” the Aaron Posner adaptation of Chaim Potok’s 1972 novel about a boy whose passion to become a painter comes into […] Continue Reading

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Making sense of a painful loss

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Making sense of a painful loss

Posted on 22 January 2015

By Rabbi Yerachmiel D. Fried Dear Rabbi Fried, We have been in tremendous pain the past few weeks over a miscarriage we suffered in the sixth month. It’s hard to describe the sense of loss, and we can’t help but feeling it was so senseless; why would God put us through all that anticipation and […] Continue Reading

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Making Mensches

Columnists, Shalom From the Shabbat Lady

Making Mensches

Posted on 22 January 2015

By Laura Seymour Dear Families, “Mensch on a Bench” — good idea or crazy? Have you heard about Neal Hoffman and his “mensch marketing”? Hoffman and his wife are an interfaith couple raising their sons Jewish. The December dilemma is different for every family but Neal did not want to give his son an “Elf […] Continue Reading

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Dallas Doings

Dallas Doings

Dallas Doings

Posted on 22 January 2015

By Linda Wisch-Davidsohn Enjoy Fiddler on the Roof at Richardson High School‘s Eagle Repertory Theatre As the mom of a former high school musical theatre student, I still remember the joy I felt watching a group of young actors perform notable classic musical theatre. I just discovered that the well-loved musical “Fiddler on the Roof” […] Continue Reading

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Here we go again

Columnists, Light Lines

Here we go again

Posted on 22 January 2015

By Harriet P. Gross “We are living in a strange world at a strange time.” The author of that quote? Me! I’m quoting myself from a column I wrote somewhere between 1970 and 1980 — the decade before I came to Dallas. What was its subject then? I don’t remember, and it would take far […] Continue Reading

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Praying at the graves of the deceased

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Praying at the graves of the deceased

Posted on 15 January 2015

By Rabbi Yerachmiel D. Fried Hi Rabbi Fried, Have you ever answered a question on the differences between the Christian concept of praying to saints and our concept of praying at the graves of our righteous tzaddikim? Thanks, Malkie O. Dear Malkie, As a matter of fact, no, I have not, but it’s a great […] Continue Reading

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Future millionaires beware

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Future millionaires beware

Posted on 15 January 2015

By Harriet P. Gross Who wants to be a millionaire? Well, I’ve figured out how. Instead of trashing all the “offers” I’ve gotten in recent emails, I’ve saved them up. I presume you’ve received a similar pile of your own, but these are my personal favorites. All arrived in plenty of time to make me […] Continue Reading

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2015 — An ominous start …

Columnists, Middle East Briefing

2015 — An ominous start …

Posted on 15 January 2015

By Gil Elan Last month I predicted that “2015 will be a very interesting year.” Reports this week from France, the Middle East and around the world indicate that may have been the understatement of the year…! Here are just some of the headlines we’ll be following and commenting on in the New Year. Islamist […] Continue Reading

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