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75 years since Auschwitz liberation

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75 years since Auschwitz liberation

Posted on 22 January 2020

Jan. 27 marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day By Deborah Fineblum (JNS) “To forget would be not only dangerous but offensive; to forget the dead would be akin to killing them a second time.” — Elie Wiesel, “Night” Seventy-five: It’s the average life span of an American male and, as of this month, also the number […] Continue Reading

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Manny and Roz Rosenthal Spirit of Federation Award honors Fort Worth’s Lon Werner

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Manny and Roz Rosenthal Spirit of Federation Award honors Fort Worth’s Lon Werner

Posted on 22 January 2020

Award recipient leads by quiet example Several years ago, Virtugroup Chairman Neil Petch wrote about the virtues of quiet leadership, or as he called it, “silent leadership.” “At the heart of it is a quiet confidence, rather than arrogance or ego, and a tendency to want to solve problems through collaboration, logical thought and encouragement […] Continue Reading

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Dallas Doings: Beth Torah, Levine

Posted on 22 January 2020

Beth Torah to honor Lisa Miller at Torah Fund brunch The Sisterhood of Congregation Beth Torah will honor Lisa Miller as its Torah Fund Honoree for 2020. Lisa’s history with the synagogue goes back to 1987, when she and husband Seth were married in its sanctuary by then-Rabbi Neil Sandler. The two had met here […] Continue Reading

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Special needs: A new rehabilitative path in the Negev

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Special needs: A new rehabilitative path in the Negev

Posted on 22 January 2020

By Alan Rosenbaum Doron Almog, a military hero and chairman of ALEH Negev-Nahalat Eran, the renowned rehabilitative village that cares for children and adults with severe disabilities, speaks succinctly and directly: “It’s not enough to be a role model, like Ben-Gurion, who moved to the Negev to live in Sde Boker. If you want to […] Continue Reading

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Around the Town

Around the Town: CBS, CAS, Beth-El

Posted on 22 January 2020

CBS to launch a new musical service On Saturday morning, Jan. 25, at 10 a.m., Arlington Congregation Beth Shalom will be premiering its new “Shirat Shabbat” service — a musical prayer experience led by guest artists Chuck and Cantor Rachel Rosenberg, Cantor Sheri Allen and guitarist Chris Curtis. The idea to launch this new service […] Continue Reading

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Why I’ve made it my life’s work to invest in Israel

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Why I’ve made it my life’s work to invest in Israel

Posted on 22 January 2020

Long before I understood the significance of the Jewish state and its unique place in history, I knew about the need to support it. Growing up as a third-generation member of Congregation Shearith Israel, I remember hearing stories from Holocaust survivors, watching local leaders speak movingly of their connection to Israel, and participating in campaigns […] Continue Reading

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Columnists, Historical Perspective by Jerry Kasten

Gov. Abbott blocking refugees violates Texas tradition

Posted on 22 January 2020

Since 1820, when pioneer Moses Austin petitioned the Mexican government for vacant land for a colony to be developed and sold to settlers, Texas has been a land of opportunity for those with the ambition and perseverance to succeed. Do not confuse this issue with that of President Trump’s attempts to restrict entry through our […] Continue Reading

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Columnists, Shalom From the Shabbat Lady

Shema and mezuzah basics

Posted on 22 January 2020

Dear Families, This week my lesson at the J was about the “Shema” and the “mezuzah.” The Shema is one of the first prayers we teach our children because it is said first in the morning and then right before bed. It is a wonderful part of many bedtime rituals that families have. The Shema […] Continue Reading

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Ask the Rabbi, Columnists

Enrich your understanding of Talmud with joint study

Posted on 22 January 2020

Dear Rabbi Fried, I was inspired to hear about the recent celebration of the completion of the Talmud held in MetLife Stadium. Even though I’ve never studied Talmud (and am not exactly sure what it is), it made me proud to be part of a People that tens of thousands of come out in the […] Continue Reading

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Columnists, In My Mind's I by Harriet Gross

Take the time to listen to our veterans

Posted on 22 January 2020

The headline of a story in the most recent Seniorific News, a free monthly paper always available at the Dallas JCC, caught and held my eye: “Last Witnesses to the Greatest Generation,” it’s called. That means me! Those who served in World War II are commonly referred to today as “The Greatest Generation.” Other generations […] Continue Reading

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