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Through book or bima, Kertzers a fascinating family

Posted on 25 August 2016

We Jews are such a small part of the world’s population, I probably shouldn’t be as surprised as I always am by personal connections I never anticipated. Case in point: I’ve learned that there are, here in our North Texas community, members of the Kertzer family. Many years ago, when I was regularly teaching teenagers […] Continue Reading

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Back-to-school lunches don’t have to be drab

Posted on 25 August 2016

By Rosie Bernstein Special to the TJP With the start of the school year arriving, school supplies, backpacks and lunch boxes are lining grocery store shelves everywhere. But with the excitement of picking out a new lunch box comes the stress of what to fill it with. And if you’re sending your child to a […] Continue Reading

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Ask the Rabbi

Miracles for good, bad have meaning for us

Posted on 25 August 2016

Dear Rabbi Fried, In your recent column about comforting the mourners for a loss and the Jewish people mourning over the destruction of the Temple, you explained the meaning really is to have a paradigm shift and a different perspective on what took place. Could you please elaborate more on that different perspective? Bob W. […] Continue Reading

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Maccabi gold quenches  Dallas’ 34-year drought

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Maccabi gold quenches Dallas’ 34-year drought

Posted on 25 August 2016

By Brian Bateman brianb@tjpnews.com At the 2015 Maccabi Games in Dallas, basketball coach Zack Pollack celebrated his squad’s consolation victory with a slide on the gym floor. He was thrilled that the 14-and-under boys’ squad rallied back from a tough loss to win the consolation bracket, but in the back of his mind, he knew […] Continue Reading

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Around the Town

Around The Town: Photography exhibit, religious school

Posted on 25 August 2016

Compiled by Sharon Wisch-Ray sharon@tjpnews.com Photography exhibit at Beth-El: Jewish Life Today in Eastern Europe   The revival of Jewish life in post-Holocaust, post-Communist Eastern Europe is a story of Biblical proportions. Local Israeli-American photographer Loli Kantor has spent more than a decade traveling from Texas to Krakow, Lviv, and the Carpathian Mountains, gaining the […] Continue Reading

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Temple Emanu-El welcomes Cantor Glikin

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Temple Emanu-El welcomes Cantor Glikin

Posted on 25 August 2016

By Aaron Greenberg Special to the TJP DALLAS — If it were any other opportunity that had knocked, Cantor Vicky Glikin might have stayed in the Chicago area, where she has spent most of her life since arriving in the United States at age 13. “I was very happy where I was and it was […] Continue Reading

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Dallas Doings: Half century of Sisterhood, JWV, pinball fundraiser

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Dallas Doings: Half century of Sisterhood, JWV, pinball fundraiser

Posted on 25 August 2016

Compiled by Sharon Wisch-Ray sharon@tjpnews.com Temple Shalom Sisterhood reaches half-century mark Temple Shalom Sisterhood celebrated their 50th anniversary Saturday, Aug. 6 with a daylong celebration of prayer and song. The day began with a Shabbat service led by Cantor Devorah Avery and contemporary singer-songwriter Julie Silver. Sisterhood’s founding members were honored during the service, as […] Continue Reading

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Middle East Briefing

Serious Middle East news … or political backdrop?

Posted on 25 August 2016

HAIFA, Israel — After just over four weeks in Israel, I can categorically state that I have totally OD’d on the two news stories that seem to be on every local and international station or online news website I go to: the Rio Olympic games (locally), and the U.S. presidential race (worldwide). Thankfully, the former […] Continue Reading

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Historical Perspective

Surveying Korea, 60 years after military service

Posted on 18 August 2016

Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part story. Who would have thought that less than one hour after my wife and I arrived in South Korea last month, the question of “How many Jews live in Korea” would come up? We were on a bus of newly arrived Korean War Era Veterans, guests […] Continue Reading

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How baseball helped camp get Torah

Posted on 18 August 2016

“Coincidences” — those meaningful occurrences which I credit to God desiring anonymity — continue to abound. Here’s the latest one in my own life … Last Shabbat, I was privileged to be our synagogue’s galilah, the one who dresses the Torah scroll after it has been read, readying it for return to the Ark. That […] Continue Reading

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