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9 things you didn’t know about Yom Kippur

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9 things you didn’t know about Yom Kippur

Posted on 13 September 2018

By MJL Staff (My Jewish Learning via JTA) – Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, starts at sundown on Tuesday, Sept. 18. Traditionally one of the most somber days on the Jewish calendar, it’s known for fasting and repentance – not to mention killer caffeine withdrawal headaches. However, the holiday has some lesser-known associations […] Continue Reading

1979 Teen Tourists planning April reunion

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1979 Teen Tourists planning April reunion

Posted on 13 September 2018

By Deb Silverthorn The Jews crossed the desert for 40 years, and it’s been nearly 40 since the 1979 Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas’ Teen Tour participants made their own crossings of Israel’s deserts, swam in her seas, climbed her mountains and lived amongst her people. A reunion is set for the evening of April […] Continue Reading

Anti-Israel forces and the battle for the Jewish future

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Anti-Israel forces and the battle for the Jewish future

Posted on 13 September 2018

By Deborah Fineblum (JNS) — You send your kids off to college, and they come back telling you that Israel is an occupying force with no rights to the land. This Jewish state you taught them to love? Their professors and friends have convinced them that it’s nothing more than a Zionist hoax. “These parents […] Continue Reading

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Cantor’s concert at Methodist church aims for unity

Posted on 13 September 2018

By James Russell Special to the TJP A city reckoning with its deep racial and economic inequities may need more than Jewish music to bring it together. But a cantorial performance at a Methodist church scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Sunday, organized by a Jewish Fort Worth couple, at least will bring the community together for […] Continue Reading

Ask the Rabbi, Columnists

Listen to the shofar fully and attentively

Posted on 13 September 2018

Dear Families, My favorite question after camp is, “What do you do the rest of the year?” First of all, getting ready for 900 kids and 250-plus staff is a yearlong job. However, I do have many other wonderful jobs during the year. Being a Jewish educator is a year-round job or, rather, a wonderful […] Continue Reading

Columnists, Historical Perspective by Jerry Kasten

Historical Markers Help Us Remember Jewish History

Posted on 13 September 2018

If my mail is any indication, there are a lot of Jewish organizations, all worthy of our support. But there is one which does not send out mailers and also deserves our support. The Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation (JASHP) came to my attention recently, when I read that it assisted in the rededication […] Continue Reading

Columnists, D'var Torah

Don’t let fear block your heart from love

Posted on 13 September 2018

“Take good care of yourself.” A common phrase with different implications, depending on the context. If we look further, the question becomes what is “the self” — which aspect of you needs attention, and how do you take care of it? When it comes to physical health, for example, taking care of yourself may mean […] Continue Reading

Columnists, In My Mind's I

Apologies to those I’ve offended

Posted on 13 September 2018

“‘You are old, Father William,’ the young man said, ‘and your hair is exceedingly white. But yet you continue to stand on your head. Do you think at your age this is right?’” These words are from “Alice in Wonderland.” I surely qualify as old at 84, and my hair goes with it. But I […] Continue Reading

High Holidays vocabulary

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High Holidays vocabulary

Posted on 07 September 2018

By My Jewish Learning Staff (MJL via JTA) — Here are some important Hebrew words and terms you may encounter over the High Holiday season. Akedah — Pronounced ah-keh-DAH. Literally “binding,” the Akedah refers to the biblical story of the binding of Isaac, which is traditionally read on the second day of Rosh Hashanah. Chag […] Continue Reading

A guide to the High Holidays prayers

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A guide to the High Holidays prayers

Posted on 07 September 2018

By Rabbi Iscah Waldman (My Jewish Learning via JTA) — The High Holidays prayer book, or machzor, emphasizes the themes of the Days of Awe — introspection and repentance. Rosh Hashanah as the opening day of a court trial “The great shofar is sounded. A still small voice is heard. This day, even the angels […] Continue Reading

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