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Morally outraged? Public shame last resort

Posted on 23 February 2017

Jan. 28 was a typical day at Joe’s Coffee Shop in East Atlanta, Georgia. The smells of distinct Intelligentsia Coffee were wafting through the air, and the usual mix of coffee patrons were busy mulling about the roomy space and sitting at tables. Asma Elhuni, a Georgia State University graduate student and hijab-wearing Muslim, was […] Continue Reading

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Human uncertainty simply 1 of God’s tools

Posted on 23 February 2017

Dear Rabbi Fried, I’ve been following your treatment of the parallel universe theory in physics as it relates to Judaism. What I see as a real problem with relation to Judaism, or any religion that believes that God created the universe, is the uncertainty principle in physics; how could there be uncertainty on the part […] Continue Reading

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Around The Town: JFS, hamantaschen, baseball

Around the Town

Around The Town: JFS, hamantaschen, baseball

Posted on 23 February 2017

Compiled by Sharon Wisch-Ray sharon@tjpnews.com Jewish Family Services starts a transportation program Jewish Family Services of Fort Worth and Tarrant County is delighted to be able to pilot a new transportation program. The program will provide rides to and from some medical appointments for community members who are unable to provide their own transportation. The […] Continue Reading

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Special Needs Partnership to fête Kreisler, Seymour

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Special Needs Partnership to fête Kreisler, Seymour

Posted on 23 February 2017

By Deb Silverthorn Special to the TJP The Special Needs Partnership (SNP) at Jewish Family Service will honor Eileen Kreisler and Laura Seymour at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 2, at Congregation Shearith Israel. The SNP honors celebration will include a dessert reception with whiskey and Israeli wine tasting. Kreisler, creator and leader of special needs […] Continue Reading

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Memories made on Yachad road trip

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Memories made on Yachad road trip

Posted on 23 February 2017

By Deb Silverthorn Special to the TJP It was a road trip to remember for Dallas’ Yachad chapter, a convoy of advisers, leaders, volunteers, teens and Yachad members who hit Interstate 45 to share Shabbat in Houston at United Orthodox Synagogue. “Yachad is a social setting for Jewish people of all ages, from preschool to […] Continue Reading

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Light Lines

Got it? Reading toward sisterly connection

Posted on 23 February 2017

My sister called from New York with an imperative: “Read this book — Little Failure by Gary Shteyngart.” She said she was confused at first, but after persevering, she figured she had “got it.” And she wanted to know what my conclusion would be. So I found the book at the JCC’s Tycher Library and […] Continue Reading

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Shalom From the Shabbat Lady

Teaching justice, fairness no easy task for parents

Posted on 23 February 2017

Dear Families, A challenge with children and even for us as adults is understanding and practicing justice and fairness. From these challenging concepts we move to how to eliminate hatred and prejudice based on the teachings of Judaism. A pretty tall order! How do we teach our children? Through our texts and by our example. […] Continue Reading

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Dallas Doings: Akiba victories, SIR, top producers and AJC programs

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Dallas Doings: Akiba victories, SIR, top producers and AJC programs

Posted on 23 February 2017

Compiled by Sharon Wisch-Ray sharon@tjpnews.com Akiba hoopsters taking playoffs by storm Last week, the Akiba Academy seventh/eighth grade girls’ basketball team clinched the TAPPS (Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools) 3-3A district championship. The fifth/sixth grade girls’ and boys’ teams headed into second-round playoffs Tuesday, Feb. 21. Winners will head to the championships. — […] Continue Reading

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Shalom From the Shabbat Lady

Empathy key Jewish value

Posted on 16 February 2017

Dear Families, One of the most important Jewish values is “empathy — rachamim” and one of the best ways to teach it is by modeling. Rachamim, the Hebrew word, is usually translated as compassion. As we acknowledge other people’s feelings, thoughts and experiences, we feel compassion for them — we identify with them and want […] Continue Reading

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Yavneh wins district title in thrilling fashion

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Yavneh wins district title in thrilling fashion

Posted on 16 February 2017

Levine’s free throws seal OT victory as Bulldogs wait on playoff opponent Staff report With two district title-winning free throws Feb. 9, Griffin Levine iced the fourth Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) trophy for the Yavneh boys’ basketball team and avenged last month’s loss to Heritage Christian, 61-59, in overtime. No. 2 […] Continue Reading

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