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Dallas Doings: Levine, JNF, AJC

Posted on 20 May 2019

Levine plans Weinreb ECC classroom renovations Levine Academy will hold a 24-hour campaign from noon May 23 to noon May 24 to raise money to renovate classrooms for toddlers through prekindergarten. Levine Academy parents Julie and Michael Zimmerman have agreed to match Levine’s donation goal of $65,000. The renovation of each classroom costs between $10,000 […] Continue Reading

Freedom to create: the artistry of Izakil Goldin

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Freedom to create: the artistry of Izakil Goldin

Posted on 20 May 2019

  From an early age, Izakil Goldin’s greatest desire has been to express himself creatively through painting and writing. But the first 23 years of his life in a village 70 miles from Minsk, in the former Soviet Republic of Belarus, followed by 20 years in Minsk, offered little opportunity for him to do so. […] Continue Reading

Columnists, D'var Torah

Emor: Kohanim set example for education

Posted on 20 May 2019

Laws related to the Kohanim (Priests) occupy much of the Book of Vayikra (Leviticus). Hence, the rabbis refer to Leviticus as Torat Kohanim — the Torah (Laws) of the Priests. While both this week’s Torah and Haftorah portions follow this theme, they seem to introduce a dissimilitude. Ezekiel, the prophet, seems to assign different responsibilities […] Continue Reading

Columnists, Shalom From the Shabbat Lady

Appreciation and gratitude extend to our pets

Posted on 20 May 2019

Dear Families At the Early Childhood Center, we always talk about a wonderful Jewish value that is sometimes hard to explain to young children. This is hoda’ah, translated as appreciation, gratitude, being thankful. Since this can be a difficult concept for youngsters to grasp, we focused on their interests. And, through a Jewish lens, I […] Continue Reading

Ask the Rabbi, Columnists

The Omer: countdown between Passover and Shavuot, explained

Posted on 20 May 2019

Dear Rabbi, In our Haggadah which we used for our Seder this year, it says, “On the second night of Passover, we begin counting the Omer.” No one attending our Seder had previously heard of this practice. Could you give us some insight? Sincerely, Mark Dear Mark, The Jewish people’s journey toward nationhood began on […] Continue Reading

Columnists, In My Mind's I by Harriet Gross

Accepting what life hands you

Posted on 20 May 2019

My sister turned 80 years old Saturday, May 11. She was born in 1939, four days ahead of Mother’s Day that year. I guess my mother was hoping for a holiday baby who arrived a bit early — the way I felt when my daughter, who the doctors predicted would be born on Valentine’s Day, […] Continue Reading

Herman Wouk, legendary author who brought Judaism into the mainstream, dies at 103

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Herman Wouk, legendary author who brought Judaism into the mainstream, dies at 103

Posted on 17 May 2019

By Rachel Gordon BOSTON (JTA) — Herman Wouk, the bestselling Orthodox Jewish author whose literary career spanned nearly seven decades and who helped usher Judaism into the American mainstream, died Friday at the age of 103. His agent confirmed the news to The Associated Press. Wouk was the author of two dozen novels and works […] Continue Reading

DJCF to hold scholarship reception May 22

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DJCF to hold scholarship reception May 22

Posted on 16 May 2019

Recipients, donors make meaningful connections By Deb Silverthorn Some students will get an early start to their 2019-2020 school year, beginning Wednesday, May 22. On that day, more than $130,000 of higher-education scholarships will be awarded to eligible students in Collin, Dallas and Denton counties by the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation. The awards will be […] Continue Reading

Anti-Zionist imam delivers opening prayers in the US House of Representatives

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Anti-Zionist imam delivers opening prayers in the US House of Representatives

Posted on 10 May 2019

WASHINGTON (JTA) — An imam who has wished for the end of Zionism, called for a third Intifada and likened Israel to Nazi-era Germany delivered the opening prayer for a session of the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday. Omar Suleiman, the founder and president of the Dallas-based Yaqeen Institute, an organization that describes itself […] Continue Reading

Dads and kids: Easy-to-make Mother’s Day recipes

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Dads and kids: Easy-to-make Mother’s Day recipes

Posted on 09 May 2019

By Tina Wasserman Mother’s Day is upon us and there is no mother alive who wouldn’t prefer a handmade gift from her child to a store-bought one (that’s Dad’s department) The most iconic treat for Mom is being served breakfast that she didn’t make (and maybe even served in bed). The problem with this tradition […] Continue Reading

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