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‘National Sorry Day’ better describes Columbus’ legacy on Native Americans

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‘National Sorry Day’ better describes Columbus’ legacy on Native Americans

Posted on 29 September 2016

With Yom Kippur right around the corner, and Columbus Day as well, all Americans, not just Jews, should face the reality of our nation’s shameful history of the near-decimation of the Native Americans. Christopher Columbus has historically been given credit for the wrong things and it’s time we take a reality check. Based on earlier […] Continue Reading

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Dozens attend JWPC program

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Dozens attend JWPC program

Posted on 29 September 2016

By Deb Silverthorn Special to the TJP A common prayer offered from the time a Jewish girl is born is “may you be like Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, and Leah.” If you were in the audience of the Jewish Women’s Philanthropy Center’s Career & Professional Affinity program Monday night, it was apparent that the Dallas Jewish […] Continue Reading

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Light Lines

In new year, chance to add own swatch to canvas of life

Posted on 29 September 2016

We are well past Labor Day, that yearly line of demarcation between summer and fall. Now it is autumn, and the heads of all living things bow with the weight of an aging year. The leaves fall; the cat and dog begin to grow their winter coats; all creatures start to store up their appropriate […] Continue Reading

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Around The Town: Daytimers, scholar in residence, JWI, Rosh Hashanah

Around the Town

Around The Town: Daytimers, scholar in residence, JWI, Rosh Hashanah

Posted on 29 September 2016

Compiled by Sharon Wisch-Ray sharon@tjpnews.com Daytimers get their fill of election analysis Thirty Daytimers filled the room to listen intently to TCU Professor Donald Jackson express his thoughts about the upcoming presidential election only a few weeks ahead. The Daytimers were expecting Professor Jim Riddlesperger, but a last-minute conflict took him off the agenda and […] Continue Reading

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Writer compares US elections to Israel’s

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Writer compares US elections to Israel’s

Posted on 29 September 2016

By James Russell Special to the TJP For most Americans in this election cycle, there are two states — red and blue. But for Jewish Americans, there is another state: Israel. At least according to Gil Hoffman, the chief political correspondent for the Jerusalem Post. Hoffman spoke about contemporary American politics from an Israeli’s point […] Continue Reading

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Dallas Doings: Speaker, BLEWS, fundraiser

Dallas Doings

Dallas Doings: Speaker, BLEWS, fundraiser

Posted on 29 September 2016

Compiled by Sharon Wisch-Ray sharon@tjpnews.com Area day school students hear from mother of murdered Israeli teen More than 350 students from area day schools came together this week to hear from Rachelle Sprecher Fraenkel, the mother of an Israeli teen kidnapped and killed by terrorists. Fraenkel’s son, Naftali, was just 16 when he and two […] Continue Reading

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Ask the Rabbi

Steps to sounding shofar

Posted on 29 September 2016

Dear Rabbi, Is there any significance to the different sounds blown by the shofar on Rosh Hashanah? Kathy W. Dear Kathy, The Torah states in reference to Rosh Hashanah, “In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, there shall be a holy convocation unto you; you shall do no laborious work, it […] Continue Reading

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Shalom From the Shabbat Lady

‘I’m sorry’ tough to say; ‘I forgive’ even tougher

Posted on 29 September 2016

Dear Families, Some say that the words “I’m sorry” are the hardest words to say — there is even a children’s book about how hard the phrase is. But what about the words “I forgive”? Often hard to say and harder to mean! The days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are days to apologize […] Continue Reading

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Shalom From the Shabbat Lady

A road map to new year

Posted on 22 September 2016

Dear Families, There is so much to do and think about to get ready for the High Holidays — that is why we have the month of Elul to prepare. One of my “jobs” at the J is to blow the shofar each morning. I’m not an official “shofar blower” but I can do a […] Continue Reading

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Dallas Doings: honorees luncheon, learning about disorders

Dallas Doings

Dallas Doings: honorees luncheon, learning about disorders

Posted on 22 September 2016

Compiled by Sharon Wisch-Ray sharon@tjpnews.com Learn about common psychiatric disorders As part of Congregation Beth Torah’s inclusion initiative, the synagogue is hosting a series of free monthly lectures on common psychiatric disorders. The first seminar is Sunday, Sept. 25, at 10 a.m. at Beth Torah, and will focus on depression. Dr. Alan Koenigsberg, a clinical […] Continue Reading

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