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The simplicity of Hanukkahs past

Columnists, Light Lines

The simplicity of Hanukkahs past

Posted on 18 December 2014

By Harriet P. Gross My Christian friends may be spending their nights now with visions of sugarplums dancing in their heads, but my head is filled with visions of Hanukkahs past and my Boubby the Philosopher, the guardian angel of all Jewish holidays during my childhood. Boubby would make a visit to our home on […] Continue Reading

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Around the Town

Around the Town

Around the Town

Posted on 18 December 2014

By Sharon Wisch-Ray It’s a small world … Imagine the surprise when Elizabeth Blum Savetsky and Rhoda Bernstein ran into each other in New York City! The chance encounter happened Tuesday night, Dec. 9, when Rhoda was in the Big Apple for a Hadassah event at the Rebecca Minkoff store, where a percentage of sales […] Continue Reading

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Dallas Doings

Dallas Doings

Dallas Doings

Posted on 18 December 2014

By Linda Wisch-Davidsohn DJCF’s Sylvan T. Baer Fund to open grant process to eligible Jewish organizations in Dallas More than 40 years ago, Sylvan T. Baer created an estate plan that continues to benefit the Dallas Jewish Community in perpetuity. When the grant was established in the early seventies, Mr. Baer endowed a trust to […] Continue Reading

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Be like the Maccabees

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Be like the Maccabees

Posted on 18 December 2014

By Rabbi Yerachmiel D. Fried Dear Rabbi Fried, At this time of year I see such pretty lights and decorations all around and I feel like I want to add some sparkle to my home! I love Christmas balls, they are festive and pretty and I think would look great in a bowl or hanging […] Continue Reading

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What does Hanukkah mean to you?

Columnists, Shalom From the Shabbat Lady

What does Hanukkah mean to you?

Posted on 18 December 2014

By Laura Seymour Dear Families, I am a Jewish educator and I love everything about being Jewish and teaching Jewish except for Hanukkah. This is a challenging holiday! What is the story we tell our children and when do we tell them “the real story”? Here are two very short versions — and believe me, […] Continue Reading

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Dallas Doings

Dallas Doings

Dallas Doings

Posted on 11 December 2014

By Linda Wisch-Davidsohn Even though my children are more than “grown up,” they never cease to amaze me. I have taken the liberty of writing about the four of them in other articles — so perhaps you have a sense of whom they are and what they may be like. I have great rachmones for […] Continue Reading

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Around the Town

Around the Town

Around the Town

Posted on 11 December 2014

By Sharon Wisch-Ray Hanukkah activities gear up in Tarrant County Hanukkah festivities are underway in Fort Worth and its surrounds. Last weekend Congregation Beth Israel held its Annual Hanukkah Hoedown at Newton’s Rocky Top Ranch. Beth Israel has a Hanukkah potluck dinner and service planned for Wednesday, Dec. 17. Dinner (bring a vegetarian dish) is […] Continue Reading

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Getting to the root of God’s words

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Getting to the root of God’s words

Posted on 11 December 2014

By Rabbi Yerachmiel D. Fried Dear Rabbi Fried, Looking over the creation story in the Bible, I’m a bit confused how a language could be used to create the universe for a couple of reasons: 1. God is omnipotent, so it doesn’t make much sense for him to rely on something else such as a […] Continue Reading

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Hanukkah: More than a children’s holiday

Columnists, Shalom From the Shabbat Lady

Hanukkah: More than a children’s holiday

Posted on 11 December 2014

By Laura Seymour Dear Families, Hanukkah is more than a children’s holiday — it has an amazing story. Did you know the Maccabees were zealots? Did you know the fight began as one of Jew against Jew? Did you know that the real fear was not physical extermination but spiritual annihilation? The message to us […] Continue Reading

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Nadine Gordimer: Her fiction was truth

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Nadine Gordimer: Her fiction was truth

Posted on 11 December 2014

By Harriet P. Gross As this year ends, I’m remembering several remarkable Jews who left us for good in 2014, leaving behind them many and varied accomplishments. Last week I talked about Alice Kober, who provided the key to understanding an ancient language. Today I honor Nadine Gordimer, a fearless activist for social equality in […] Continue Reading

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