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Historical Perspective by Jerry Kasten

Columbus Day not what it used to be

Posted on 12 October 2017

In case you may have forgotten, the reason we didn’t get our mail this past Monday was that it was Columbus Day, a national holiday since 1937. It doesn’t seem to be as popular as it used to. I remember being a young teenage-member of the New York Naval Cadets proudly marching in the Columbus […] Continue Reading

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Reality TV star to speak at Legacy event

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Reality TV star to speak at Legacy event

Posted on 12 October 2017

Corcoran to keynote Legacy’s Yes! Event Submitted report Reality television star, real estate mogul and self-made millionaire Barbara Corcoran will be the featured speaker at The Legacy Senior Communities annual Yes! Event fundraiser, at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 2, at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, (2301 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201). Corcoran became one […] Continue Reading

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Light Lines

We must look in mirror after latest shooting

Posted on 12 October 2017

On Sept. 11, 2001, I got up, went downstairs, put on a pot of coffee, turned on the TV — and watched our once safe country fall apart. On the morning of Oct. 2, 2017, my routine was the same — except that I watched our country killing itself. This time, we don’t have foreigners […] Continue Reading

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Shalom From the Shabbat Lady

Adam and Eve: the first ‘we’

Posted on 12 October 2017

Dear Families, Over the High Holidays, I look for a good book to read in preparation for my favorite holiday — Simchat Torah! As the “Torah with Laura” teacher, I need to keep up with new (and traditional) ways of exploring the Torah. Over the days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (even occasionally during […] Continue Reading

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Dallas Doings

Posted on 12 October 2017

Compiled by Sharon Wisch-Ray sharon@tjpnews.com Dallas Kosher BBQ Championship returns Oct. 29 The National Cuisine of Texas meets the Dietary Laws of the Bible in the Third Annual Dallas Kosher BBQ Championship, a daylong festival for the entire community, Sunday, Oct. 29. Popular KLUV radio host and Texas Radio Hall of Famer Jody Dean returns […] Continue Reading

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Yavneh boys’ soccer earns 1st ever playoff win

Posted on 12 October 2017

Bulldogs defeat Longview Christian, 5-1, face St. Mary’s By Sean Shapiro Special to the TJP The Yavneh Academy boys’ soccer team continued its historic season with a 5-1 win against Longview Christian. It was the first playoff victory in program history. “Very proud of the boys, they worked so hard for this,” Yavneh coach Alan […] Continue Reading

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BookFest brings rich, engaging lineup

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BookFest brings rich, engaging lineup

Posted on 12 October 2017

By Deb Silverthorn Special to the TJP The Aaron Family JCC’s Margot Rosenberg Pulitzer Dallas Jewish BookFest brings to Dallas’ “People of the Book” authors, works of fact and fiction, prose and power.  Beginning Oct. 26 it’s a series of stories and histories. “It’s both exciting and meaningful to be part of a program that […] Continue Reading

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Pearlman credits 3D mammogram with diagnosis

Posted on 12 October 2017

By Sharon Wisch-Ray sharon@tjpnews.com Elaine Pearlman looks to be the picture of health. In fact, the 56-year-old Dallas wife and mother of two, has always been a fanatic about eating right, exercising, getting enough rest and all the other ingredients of “picture-perfect” health. That’s why her diagnosis of Stage 2 invasive ductal carcinoma in February […] Continue Reading

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Ask the Rabbi

Defining everything Simchas Torah is about

Posted on 12 October 2017

Dear Rabbi Fried, I’ve often been bothered by something I have noticed on Simchas Torah in synagogue, that people who are not dancing are sitting. I know that when a Torah scroll is removed from the ark, say at a regular Shabbos service, everyone stands in honor of the Torah. It was once explained to […] Continue Reading

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Israel, US Jewish groups condemn Las Vegas shooting

Posted on 05 October 2017

By Adam Abrams JNS.org Israeli officials and the leaders of major American Jewish organizations united in condemnation of Sunday night’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, in which at least 59 people were killed and more than 500 were wounded. The lone suspect in the shooting, Stephen Paddock, 64, opened fire on an outdoor Las Vegas […] Continue Reading

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