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Hate in Charlottesville: The day the Nazi called me Shlomo

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Hate in Charlottesville: The day the Nazi called me Shlomo

Posted on 18 August 2017

By Ron Kampeas JTA CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The white supremacists, for all their vaunted purpose, appeared to be disoriented. Some 500 had gathered at a park here Saturday to protest this southern Virginia city’s plans to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from the park. Pressured by the American Civil Liberties Union, […] Continue Reading

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Historical Perspective by Jerry Kasten

Lying a sad fact of life

Posted on 17 August 2017

Show me a person who believes that he or she has never, ever told a lie and I will show you a very rare bird indeed — either that or a liar. Given the fact that we are in the midst of a prolonged post-election investigation involving a foreign power and possible collusion with one […] Continue Reading

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Many far-right groups protest in Charlottesville

Posted on 17 August 2017

By Ben Sales JTA Some believe the “white race” is in danger. Some believe the United States was built by and for white people and must now embrace fascism. Some believe minorities are taking over the country. And some believe an international Jewish conspiracy is behind the threat. These are the people who were rallying […] Continue Reading

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Rabbi shares life’s journey in one-man show

Posted on 17 August 2017

By Sharon Wisch-Ray sharon@tjpnews.com I have met more than one local rabbi who had “another life” before they were called to the bimah: nurse, Red Cross worker, Wall Street banker, IDF soldier. But only one made his way there via Broadway. Rabbi Adam Roffman will share that journey in the form of a one-man show […] Continue Reading

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Dallas Doings: New chairman, Dale Hansen, 60-year anniversary

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Dallas Doings: New chairman, Dale Hansen, 60-year anniversary

Posted on 17 August 2017

Compiled by Sharon Wisch-Ray sharon@tjpnews.com Dallas businessman Seay named chairman of Texas-Israel Chamber of Commerce Dallas-based businessman George Seay was named chairman of the Texas-Israel Chamber of Commerce in June. He is the founder and chairman of Annandale Capital, and a national political leader. A seventh-generation Texan, Seay carries his family’s generational tradition of successful […] Continue Reading

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Light Lines

Read through lesser-known Holocaust texts

Posted on 17 August 2017

When Jews think about Holocaust writings, we often first remember Anne Frank. That’s true for me, but never again will I count her as the only young girl who left a diary behind. I had no idea there were any others until I read Rutka’s Notebook, subtitled A Voice from the Holocaust. The cover calls […] Continue Reading

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Charlottesville’s Jewish mayor is an expert on demagogues, and now on anti-Semitism

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Charlottesville’s Jewish mayor is an expert on demagogues, and now on anti-Semitism

Posted on 17 August 2017

By Ron Kampeas JTA CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Michael Signer, the Jewish mayor of Charlottesville, has one thing in common with the white supremacists who descended on his southern Virginia city over the weekend: He also opposed the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. Of course, Signer’s reasons for preserving the statue […] Continue Reading

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God guides our choices through blessings, curses

Posted on 17 August 2017

This week’s Torah portion, Re’eh, has a dramatic beginning that always surprises me: “See, this day I set before you blessing and curse…” Well, if you’re going to put it that way, I guess the choice should be easy — choose the blessing! Yet surprisingly, the choice isn’t always easy. Why? Why is it that […] Continue Reading

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Texas A&M cancels white supremacy speaker’s appearance

Posted on 17 August 2017

Staff report Texas A&M has decided to cancel an on-campus white-supremacist speech and gathering just days after a violent rally in Charlottesville, Va. A former student had requested the Sept. 11 speaking venue for Preston Wiginton, who is not a student. Texas A&M did not allow Wiginton access to a speaker hall, but he was […] Continue Reading

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JCRC, Dallas Catholic leaders discuss millennials’ religious involvement

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JCRC, Dallas Catholic leaders discuss millennials’ religious involvement

Posted on 10 August 2017

Submitted report DALLAS — Leadership of the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas met with Bishop Edward Burns of the Catholic Diocese of Dallas on July 28 to provide input and feedback on how to engage millennials in organized religion. Comments will ultimately be shared with Pope Francis at a […] Continue Reading

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