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When connected, Jewish teens flourish

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When connected, Jewish teens flourish

Posted on 14 June 2019

Study finds youth groups are critical By Deborah Fineblum (JNS) There was a time when “Don’t trust anyone over 30” was the mantra for the young. But if a new study of Jewish teens — the largest of its kind ever attempted — can be believed, the situation is much different today, news that will […] Continue Reading

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Shapiro brings her legacy to The Legacy June 19

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Shapiro brings her legacy to The Legacy June 19

Posted on 14 June 2019

By Deb Silverthorn Florence Shapiro has been an advocate and educator, the mayor of Plano, a Texas state senator, and a leader of many organizations in the DFW area. Acclaimed for much, yet it’s as the daughter of Ann Donald, a resident at The Legacy Willow Bend since its opening, that she will sit as […] Continue Reading

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DALLAS DOINGS: Temple Shalom, Hadassah, Old Jews

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DALLAS DOINGS: Temple Shalom, Hadassah, Old Jews

Posted on 14 June 2019

Temple Shalom celebrates May milestones As always, May was a busy month filled with celebrations at Temple Shalom. On Friday, May 3, Temple members gathered together for the Confirmation of the class of 5779. Then, on Sunday, May 5, congregants enjoyed Temple Shalom’s 53rd Annual Meeting. After the approval of the minutes and swearing-in of […] Continue Reading

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Columnists, D'var Torah

Familiar verses of the Priestly Benediction interpreted

Posted on 14 June 2019

This week’s portion, Parashat Naso, includes a section that I’ll make a bet everyone reading this column has heard multiple times before: the last six verses of Numbers, Chapter 6, the Priestly Benediction. In my own translation it says: “God said to Moses: say to Aaron and his sons: ‘Thus shall all y’all bless the […] Continue Reading

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Columnists, Historical Perspective by Jerry Kasten

Does history repeat itself? The choice is ours

Posted on 14 June 2019

One of my amusing former teaching experiences occurred when a student in my American History class asked me a question just as I began passing out the weekly 20-question, multiple-choice quiz, which covered the week’s work. “Mr. Kasten, does history repeat itself?” Since his question did not relate to anything on this quiz, I assumed […] Continue Reading

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Columnists, Shalom From the Shabbat Lady

Summer days boil down to basic Jewish values

Posted on 14 June 2019

This summer at J Camps, we are learning values through many ways. One way to see Jewish values in practice is to look at our Jewish heroes and mentors. We know that “we are standing on the shoulders of the ones who came before us.” We must learn the lessons from those who came before […] Continue Reading

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Ask the Rabbi, Columnists

Storm prompts our contemplation of wonders

Posted on 13 June 2019

Dear Friends, We are sitting without power for the third day and expecting to be so for another couple of days — some five days (hopefully not more!) without power — due to the Sunday event which “took Dallas by a storm.” As the Rebbetzin and I entertained our guests by candlelight during the holiday […] Continue Reading

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Columnists, In My Mind's I by Harriet Gross

Tackling your stash of family photos

Posted on 13 June 2019

Today, I’m thinking about pictures. Old family pictures. What is the perverse magic that makes people honor filled-to-the-brim boxes with promises that “someday” we’ll go through them all — and then miss them terribly in cases of hurricane or fire, when the first thing survivors do (after crying) is look through rubble, trying to find […] Continue Reading

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Columnists, In My Mind's I by Harriet Gross

Trips to France and Israel are essential

Posted on 06 June 2019

Today is June 6, a date that should never be forgotten in our American history, or in the history of the world. It was exactly 75 years ago when American troops landed on France’s Normandy beaches, marking a costly and painful beginning to what was actually to be the end of World War II. It’s […] Continue Reading

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Imam Suleiman has anti-Semitic past; has he moved on?

Columnists, Op-Ed

Imam Suleiman has anti-Semitic past; has he moved on?

Posted on 31 May 2019

  By Petra Marquardt-Bigman BAT YAM, Israel (JTA) — It was an honor for the young but popular Imam Omar Suleiman to be invited to deliver the opening prayer for a session of the U.S. House of Representatives. Suleiman is the founder and president of the Texas-based Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research, which proudly announced […] Continue Reading

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