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Did dinosaurs exist?

Posted on 11 January 2018

Dear Rabbi Fried, I would like clarification about something you said in a previous column some time ago. Regarding the age of the universe, when describing the mainstream interpretation of the six days of creation, you mention that “God created the world with its oil fields, and the decayed life needed to bring them about.” […] Continue Reading

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Rabbi Yogi

Where will we find another Aharon?

Posted on 11 January 2018

Just one month ago one of the greatest living sages of the Jewish people passed away. His name was Rabbi Aharon Yehuda Leib Shteinman tz’’l, and if you are like the many Jews I’ve spoken with since his passing, you’ve never heard of him before. He died at the advanced age of 104 (1913-Dec. 12, […] Continue Reading

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D'var Torah

Importance of individual relationship with God

Posted on 11 January 2018

In last week’s Torah portion, when Moses first encounters God, Moses learns God’s enigmatic name: Ehyeh-Asher-Ehyeh. In this week’s Torah portion, Vaera, there is an interesting contradiction regarding God’s name: “God spoke to Moses and said to him, ‘I am the Eternal (yud hay vav hay). I appeared to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as El […] Continue Reading

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Ethan Fine mourns loss of friend in plane crash

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Ethan Fine mourns loss of friend in plane crash

Posted on 11 January 2018

Plano resident coming to terms with loss after Costa Rica tragedy By Shari Stern Special to the TJP Any time you lose a special friend, it’s tough. But if you’re a child who loses a special friend, that’s just not fair. Ethan Fine, of Plano, can tell you all about it as he recently lost […] Continue Reading

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Anshai Torah welcomes Middle East peace adviser

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Anshai Torah welcomes Middle East peace adviser

Posted on 11 January 2018

Scholar-in-Residence Makovsky will speak Jan. 26-27 By Deb Silverthorn Special to the TJP As the United States has named Jerusalem the capital of Israel, and the world looks again to the center of our Jewish lives — traditionally, spiritually, and politically — Congregation Anshai Torah welcomes David Makovsky, the 2018 Arnie Sweet Scholar-in-Residence, Friday through […] Continue Reading

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Light Lines

Hungry for food, learning? Try this event

Posted on 11 January 2018

Next Monday, all of us will pause to remember the late Martin Luther King, Jr., his achievements and his unfortunate, untimely assassination. We will honor him, whether we were alive or not even born yet at the time of his death. I’m fortunate to be able to recall those early days, when things were finally […] Continue Reading

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Shalom From the Shabbat Lady

Biblioholics, diversify portfolio with some videos

Posted on 11 January 2018

Dear Families, As my regular readers know, I am a biblioholic — books are my thing to the point that Amazon is on speed dial! I have recommended countless books and I have many more but lately, I have suggested websites that offer amazing Jewish learning and you can find almost anything you need to […] Continue Reading

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Around the Town: Studying Torah, art salon

Around the Town

Around the Town: Studying Torah, art salon

Posted on 11 January 2018

Compiled by Sharon Wisch-Ray sharon@tjpnews.com Studying Torah, creating art More than 40 very creative community members gathered at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center to study Torah and create art Sunday, Jan. 7. Rabbi Andrew Bloom of Congregation Ahavath Sholom and Rabbi Levi Gurevitch of Chabad of Arlington and Mid-Cities led a Torah study on […] Continue Reading

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Dallas Doings: Ever wonder how ONE Night came about?

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Dallas Doings: Ever wonder how ONE Night came about?

Posted on 11 January 2018

Prescott explains origins of event By Sharon Wisch-Ray sharon@tjpnews.com Excitement is building for the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas’ ONE Night, Sunday, Jan. 28. This year’s event will feature hilarious comedian Howie Mandel with musical guests the Maccabeats. For the third year, SMU’s beautiful McFarlin Auditorium will be the backdrop for this not-to-miss free (there […] Continue Reading

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News

Yavneh teams start district with victories

Posted on 11 January 2018

Staff report The Yavneh boys’ and girls’ basketball teams opened Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools District III-3A play this week, with both claiming at least one win. Here’s a roundup of the first week: Girls (8-9, 1-1 III-3A) The girls’ team opened district play with a 41-23 victory over Cristo Rey. Yavneh opened […] Continue Reading

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