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Columnists, Rabbi Yogi

With G-d as my witness, I shall not want

Posted on 18 October 2018

If a man achieves a great feat in a forest and no one is there to witness it, does the success resonate less within the man? Does it feel less significant? It’s a difficult question, I admit. As for myself, I can’t shake this feeling inside of me that a great act both deserves and […] Continue Reading

Columnists, In My Mind's I

Shoah museum near Chicago has myriad options

Posted on 18 October 2018

I have just returned from a two-day visit to the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, located – not, as you might expect, in the heart of Chicago, but in a northern suburb named Skokie. The chosen site speaks volumes about Holocaust history and the collective power of its Survivors. After World War II’s opening […] Continue Reading

Ask the Rabbi, Columnists

Even a short life fulfills its purpose

Posted on 18 October 2018

Dear Rabbi Fried, My brother, sadly, recently lost his 7-year-old son, the victim of a rare disease he contracted this past year. Needless to say, my brother and sister-in-law are inconsolably beside themselves with grief. Can you offer any words of wisdom that can be said to them at a time like this? Jonathan K. […] Continue Reading

Columnists, Shalom From the Shabbat Lady

Children learn respect from parents’ example

Posted on 18 October 2018

Dear Families, Of all the values we would want our children to demonstrate, “respect” tops the list for almost all of us. There are many ways to use the word respect or honor. The Hebrew word Kavod comes from the Hebrew word meaning “heavy” which gives us an important message that respect is a pretty […] Continue Reading

Challah Bake helps raise dough for cancer fight

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Challah Bake helps raise dough for cancer fight

Posted on 15 October 2018

By Deb Silverthorn The Great Pink Challah Bake has all the right ingredients to create an evening of memory, health education and deliciousness for Shabbos tables throughout the community. The doors will open at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, in Zale Auditorium at the Aaron Family JCC for a night of flour, fun, friends and […] Continue Reading

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Unsung heroes take spotlight at DJCF meeting

Posted on 11 October 2018

By Amy Sorter They are the backbone of nonprofit organizations throughout the Dallas area; they are, in fact, one of the reasons why many of those organizations operate efficiently. Each day, these employees’ behind-the-scenes skills, passion and dedication quietly benefit both the agencies for whom they work, as well as members of the community. Yet, […] Continue Reading

Columnists, Rabbi Yogi

Spiritual redemption can help reverse your addictions

Posted on 04 October 2018

The Talmudic story of Rabbi Eleazar ben Dordaya seems to materialize itself in most Yom Kippur sermons. And for good reason. This is a story whose message is as inspirational as it is timely – that no one is too far removed for teshuvahh (repentance). And yet, the story ends suddenly, with the protagonist’s early […] Continue Reading

Columnists, Shalom From the Shabbat Lady

Rosh Chodesh: That other regular holiday

Posted on 04 October 2018

Dear Families, We have had so many holidays, but now we take a break. Do you know that there are only six holidays mentioned in the Torah? If you can’t name them all, email me for the answer at lseymour@jccdallas.org. We do have two regularly occurring holidays – Shabbat, of course and Rosh Chodesh, next […] Continue Reading

Columnists, D'var Torah

Pure joy comes when you give from the heart

Posted on 04 October 2018

The theme of Sukkot and Simchat Torah, the eight-day festival we just concluded, is “simcha,” happiness and joy. To be sure, there is an experience of joy within every Jewish holiday. The difference, however, is that other emotions are usually mixed into the picture, such as the recent days of awe and the sense of […] Continue Reading

Columnists, In My Mind's I

Garments of years past bring back memories

Posted on 04 October 2018

January will mark 35 years that I have lived in my three-bedroom Dallas condo. My husband and I made a major downsizing move then, when the last child went to college. But that involved big things, mainly furniture that we’d no longer need, which was easy. Now, I’m about the business of going through smaller […] Continue Reading

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