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Zaidy was a hero in the 1918 flu epidemic

Posted on 15 February 2018

The current flu epidemic has hit us exactly 100 years after the one that decimated the world’s population following World War I. Then, it killed millions around the globe, and at least 670,000 here in the United States. Virtually everyone alive today is either too young or too old to have individual, personal memories of […] Continue Reading

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Ahavath Sholom, FWISD reach agreement

Posted on 15 February 2018

By Sharon Wisch-Ray As expected, members of Congregation Ahavath Sholom, on Sunday, overwhelmingly approved the sale of its vacant parcel of land, a little more than 6 acres, to the Fort Worth Independent School District. The FWISD Board of Education approved the land purchase at its Tuesday evening meeting on a 5-0 vote even though […] Continue Reading

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Beth Torah names Robyn Rose Torah Fund Honoree

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Beth Torah names Robyn Rose Torah Fund Honoree

Posted on 15 February 2018

Compiled by Sharon Wisch-Ray from submitted reports Robyn Rose has been named this year’s Torah Fund Honoree by the Sisterhood of Congregation Beth Torah. Her choice as the 25th annual awardee marks double milestones for the annual event of 2018: It’s the first time two family members have received this award — and the other […] Continue Reading

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Columnists, D'var Torah

The month of Adar is the time for us to learn how to increase happiness

Posted on 15 February 2018

Each new month in the Jewish yearly cycle brings a unique energy, opportunity for growth and responsibility. This week we entered a new month called Adar. Aside from the obvious association with the holiday of Purim and all the festive vigor that surrounds it, there is a flavor that immediately strikes at the onset, as […] Continue Reading

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Saving lives: turning the tide of teen suicide

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Saving lives: turning the tide of teen suicide

Posted on 15 February 2018

By Deb Silverthorn To save a life is to save the world, says the Talmud, and an upcoming symposium on teen suicide will share how everyone can help save lives. “13 Reasons Why NOT — Turning the Tide of Teen Suicide Through Positive Mental Health” will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. […] Continue Reading

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Columnists, Shalom From the Shabbat Lady

Courage is more than physical strength

Posted on 15 February 2018

Dear Families, The Goldberg Family Early Childhood Center at the Aaron Family JCC celebrates a different Jewish value each month. Not only are each of our values important ones, but they also help us learn how we should act and connect us with our history. Our value for this month is “courage — ometz lev.” […] Continue Reading

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UT Chabad House connects students to Judaism

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UT Chabad House connects students to Judaism

Posted on 15 February 2018

For University of Texas at Austin students away from home for holiday time, or those who just want a place to hang out and enjoy a Shabbat dinner, Chabad House is the place to go. The Johnson family has been celebrating its 10th anniversary running the UT Chabad House. The combination of this with the […] Continue Reading

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J to host Fiddler Family Sing-Along Feb. 19

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J to host Fiddler Family Sing-Along Feb. 19

Posted on 15 February 2018

Compiled by Sharon Wisch-Ray from submitted reports     Since 1964, Fiddler on the Roof has left audiences singing some of its most memorable songs including Matchmaker, Matchmaker and Sunrise, Sunset. On Monday, Feb. 19, the whole family is invited to The J for a free sing-along to this iconic movie musical. The event is […] Continue Reading

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Columnists, Historical Perspective by Jerry Kasten

Though it tries to deny: a historical perspective on Poland’s Holocaust guilt

Posted on 15 February 2018

Poland has been in the news lately, denying that it was responsible for the Holocaust. Some years ago, my wife, Deanna, and I took a trip to Central Europe, which included a trip to Auschwitz. As we walked from room to room, we gaped at the stacks of prisoners’ shoes, eyeglasses, and other personal items […] Continue Reading

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Ask the Rabbi, Columnists

Turn to the Torah to douse seeds of anger

Posted on 15 February 2018

Dear Rabbi Fried, I have an anger problem that is affecting my home, office and relationships with friends. Until recently, I blamed it on others, but now I realize it’s me. Before getting involved with expensive counseling, I would like to know if anger is discussed in Jewish sources, and if I could or should […] Continue Reading

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