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All Jewish kids deserve camp experience

Posted on 20 July 2017

Bradley Laye, the Dallas Federation’s CEO, recently wrote to our community praising the beneficial effects of Jewish summer camp on children’s future lives. I’m seconding his motion, because my love for Judaism, and all my involvements in it, are rooted in that experience. My camp began at the turn of the 20th century as a […] Continue Reading

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Maccabiah Games results

Posted on 20 July 2017

Staff report The 2017 Maccabiah Games ran July 4-16. Here is a list of results and updates since last week’s issue: Open (College-young adult) Chayse Bauer (soccer), of Frisco, and the women’s team fell to Israel, 2-1, in the final, but won every other game. Hayley Isenberg (basketball), of Dallas, scored 2 points in a […] Continue Reading

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Ditzenberger excited to play for Kansas baseball team

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Ditzenberger excited to play for Kansas baseball team

Posted on 20 July 2017

Staff report Every year, thousands of high school seniors visit college campuses in hopes of finding the perfect fit. Dylan Ditzenberger found his with his glove, arm and swing. The Allen third baseman committed to play baseball for the Kansas Jayhawks last fall, and as the school year approaches, he is becoming more and more […] Continue Reading

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Around the Town: WWI exhibit

Around the Town

Around the Town: WWI exhibit

Posted on 20 July 2017

Compiled by Sharon Wisch-Ray sharon@tjpnews.com Have a Fort Worth story tip? The Texas Jewish Post is always looking for good leads on stories. Email sharon@tjpnews.com. Fort Worth Central Library hosts WWI centennial exhibit Susie Hyman, Kim Factor, and Hollace Weiner were part of the North Texas WWI Centennial Commemoration Committee, which on July 9 kicked […] Continue Reading

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Shalom From the Shabbat Lady

Do your part to improve world

Posted on 20 July 2017

Dear Families, All of us who work with families hope that children will realize that each of us has the power to make the world a better place. Tikkun olam is one area of action where you don’t have to be perfect. Sometimes just doing anything is a step in the right direction. The responsible […] Continue Reading

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Historical Perspective by Jerry Kasten

Military’s expanded recognized religions list worthwhile challenge

Posted on 20 July 2017

I vaguely recall in filling out my Army enlistment papers in the 1950s, being asked to either check one of the six or so religions shown, check no preference, or to write one in on the blank line provided. Fast-forward to the present, when I recently received a government news release announcing the Department of […] Continue Reading

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Ask the Rabbi

Differences in big-T, little-T truths in Torah

Posted on 13 July 2017

Dear Rabbi Fried, I’m curious if you can help clarify the concepts of personal (little “t”) truth and Torah (big “T”) Truth. Within Judaism, we allow enough wiggle room to claim, for example, that both Ashkenazi and Sephardi traditions can be True. Similar examples touch all aspects of life and law, where multiple contradictory truths […] Continue Reading

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Around the Town: Fiddler on the Roof Jr., Daytimers

Around the Town

Around the Town: Fiddler on the Roof Jr., Daytimers

Posted on 13 July 2017

Compiled by Sharon Wisch-Ray sharon@tjpnews.com Fiddler on the Roof, Jr. For one weekend only, Casa Mañana will be showing Fiddler on the Roof, Jr. Beth-El congregant Lauren Magee, daughter of Leslie and Alan Magee and granddaughter of Brigitte Altman, has been cast as Golde in this abbreviated children’s production directed by Noah Putterman. Show times […] Continue Reading

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My birthday prayer at 83

Posted on 13 July 2017

This-coming Shabbat will mark my 83rd birthday. It might be an occasion to celebrate my second bat mitzvah — if I had had a first … When I was a youngster, I went to Sunday School, of course, but I couldn’t attend weekday Hebrew school. And I couldn’t stand on the bimah of our shul, […] Continue Reading

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Dallas Doings: Babies blessed, charity, iftar dinner

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Dallas Doings: Babies blessed, charity, iftar dinner

Posted on 13 July 2017

Compiled by Sharon Wisch-Ray sharon@tjpnews.com Babies blessed at Temple Shalom On Saturday, June 3, Temple Shalom members joined together with young families in the community for the second annual Blessing of the Babies. With guitar in hand, Ray Farris led the congregation in song and prayer. In honor of the children, the typical prayers and […] Continue Reading

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