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The ins and outs of host and guest, Jewish style

Posted on 20 November 2019

Thanksgiving is the time for visiting friends and family — either you go to them or they come to you. As you prepare, a very good Jewish value is Hachnasat Orchim, hospitality or welcoming guests. There is a skill to welcoming guests and to being one (whether in someone’s home, a hotel or an amusement […] Continue Reading

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Judaism’s formula for happiness? Choose joy!

Posted on 20 November 2019

Dear Rabbi Fried, I have been challenged finding joy in life given my present situation. My former financial standing has been considerably lessened by the recent downturn, putting my retirement in question. On top of that some physical issues, and some more with my kids. Does Judaism have a formula for happiness? Bob J. Dear […] Continue Reading

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Columnists, In My Mind's I by Harriet Gross

Ring, ring: now hear this

Posted on 20 November 2019

I have tinnitus. It’s something that puts strange sounds in the way of normal hearing. Nobody knows the cause. Long exposure to loud noises is often cited. Or an explosion. But I haven’t experienced any of those things, and still I have tinnitus. Generally, tinnitus is known as ringing in the ears. But mine is […] Continue Reading

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Jewish doctor, son of Nazi, shares journey to peace

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Jewish doctor, son of Nazi, shares journey to peace

Posted on 20 November 2019

By James Russell Special to the TJP Bernd Wollschlaeger’s Nazi father deserves a lot of credit for putting him on the path to becoming a Jewish advocate for acceptance and justice. The Florida physician told his story to a crowd of 150 people Wednesday, Nov. 13, at Beth-El Congregation in Fort Worth at an event […] Continue Reading

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Ex-white nationalist, Orthodox Jew speak

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Ex-white nationalist, Orthodox Jew speak

Posted on 20 November 2019

DHHRM dialogue highlights concept of understanding By Alexandra Lang Derek Black, a former white nationalist, and Matthew Stevenson, an Orthodox Jew, addressed members of the Dallas-Fort Worth community Nov. 12, discussing their unlikely friendship and Black’s transformation. Black explained to the crowd at the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum that he was raised by […] Continue Reading

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Special Needs Partnership honors influencers

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Special Needs Partnership honors influencers

Posted on 20 November 2019

On Thursday, Nov. 7, the Special Needs Partnership at Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas hosted its third SNP Honors Event, highlighting influencers and role models in the community. Two Jewish organizations, Temple Emanu-El and Community Homes For Adults, Inc. (CHAI), were recognized for their work that has positively impacted so many families and individuals […] Continue Reading

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Everything you need to know about Israeli settlements and the Trump administration’s announcement

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Everything you need to know about Israeli settlements and the Trump administration’s announcement

Posted on 19 November 2019

By Laura E. Adkins, Ben Sales (JTA) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced this week that the United States will no longer consider Israeli Jewish settlements in the West Bank to be illegal. Here’s an explainer about what the settlements are, how they are viewed in Israel and around the world, and what this […] Continue Reading

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Ukraine asked Alexander Vindman to be its defense minister, and other takeaways from his impeachment testimony

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Ukraine asked Alexander Vindman to be its defense minister, and other takeaways from his impeachment testimony

Posted on 19 November 2019

By Ben Sales This is a developing story.  (JTA) — Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the Jewish National Security Council staffer whose firsthand account of the July phone call between President Donald Trump and the president of Ukraine is at the center of the impeachment inquiry, is testifying in the impeachment hearings on Tuesday. Here are […] Continue Reading

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The decorated officer set to testify in the impeachment probe is a Jewish refugee from Ukraine

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The decorated officer set to testify in the impeachment probe is a Jewish refugee from Ukraine

Posted on 19 November 2019

By Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON (JTA) — Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the National Security Council staffer set to deliver dramatic testimony confirming that President Donald Trump sought dirt from Ukraine on a political rival, is a Jewish refugee from that country when it was part of the Soviet Union. “I did not think it was proper […] Continue Reading

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Ceasefire off to shaky start as sirens wail in southern Israel

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Ceasefire off to shaky start as sirens wail in southern Israel

Posted on 14 November 2019

(JNS) A ceasefire between Israel and Gaza-based terrorist groups that went into effect early Thursday morning was immediately put to the test as five rockets from Gaza sent Israelis scrambling for shelter in the south. The ceasefire comes after two days of intense rocket-fire from Gaza and retaliatory Israeli air strikes, and was reportedly brokered […] Continue Reading

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