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Dallas Doings

Dallas Doings

Dallas Doings

Posted on 26 February 2015

By Linda Wisch-Davidsohn Lizzie Velasquez: an inspirational speaker not to be missed at CSI Following Special Needs Awareness Month, Lizzie Velasquez will share her inspirational story. Ms. Velasquez is a global motivational speaker, anti-bullying activist, author and producer. Born with a syndrome so rare that it does not even have a name, Lizzie has turned […] Continue Reading

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4 Purim mitzvot

Columnists, Shalom From the Shabbat Lady

4 Purim mitzvot

Posted on 26 February 2015

By Laura Seymour Dear Parents and Children, Purim is almost here and this is a holiday that requires some pre-planning and some “work” as we get ready to do the mitzvah of mishloach manot. “When it comes to mitzvot, mishloach manot is a slam-dunk,” says my favorite Jewish educator Joel Lurie Grishaver. Each mitzvah is […] Continue Reading

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No prayer is lost

Ask the Rabbi, Columnists

No prayer is lost

Posted on 26 February 2015

By Rabbi Yerachmiel D. Fried Dear Rabbi Fried, With regard to what you wrote me about prayer that one could, through prayer, potentially change the way they fit into the “master plan” of God, I have a question: What if I aspire to fit into a certain place and I’m simply not fit to fill […] Continue Reading

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Around the Town

Around the Town

Around the Town

Posted on 26 February 2015

By Sharon Wisch-Ray Mazel Tov to Edna Paget, who celebrated her 99th birthday recently with some of her family: daughter and son-in-law, Myra and Irwin Schussler of Fort Worth; grandchildren: Jeff and Helene Schussler and great-grandchildren Paul, Benjamin and Sarah of Dallas; Doreen and Erik Landrum and great-grandchildren Jack and Ellie of Austin; Kim and […] Continue Reading

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‘Helena Rubinstein: Beauty Is Power’

Columnists, Light Lines

‘Helena Rubinstein: Beauty Is Power’

Posted on 26 February 2015

By Harriet P. Gross The current Hadassah magazine touts an exhibit now at the Jewish Museum in New York, titled “Helena Rubinstein: Beauty Is Power.” I haven’t seen it, but I‘ve read the book with the same title, about the woman who inspired it. Rubinstein was a feminist long before the word existed. Her fearless […] Continue Reading

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Iran has won the diplomatic battle … but the war is not over

Columnists, Middle East Briefing

Iran has won the diplomatic battle … but the war is not over

Posted on 26 February 2015

By Gil Elan One picture published over the weekend by AP says it all: a gaunt, stressed and worried-looking Secretary of State John Kerry walking in the streets of Geneva next to a rested, smiling and confident Iranian foreign minister Zavad Zarif. While the U.S. negotiators tried to spin the weekend talks about stopping Iran […] Continue Reading

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Around the Town

Around the Town

Around the Town

Posted on 19 February 2015

By Sharon Wisch-Ray Fifty Hadassah members from the State of Texas traveled to Austin and on Monday, Feb. 9 met with Speaker of the House Joe Straus, State Senator Chuy Hinojosa from the Rio Grande Valley, State Senator Rodney Ellis from Houston, State Representative Craig Goldman from Fort Worth and other state and local officials. […] Continue Reading

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UTD forum to cover South African apartheid

Columnists, Light Lines

UTD forum to cover South African apartheid

Posted on 19 February 2015

By Harriet P. Gross Apartheid. This loaded word officially entered the South African vocabulary in 1948, when the government’s white majority decreed total separation — physical and political — for the country’s blacks; for all those natives whose ancestors had been there from the beginning. The whole world knows of Nelson Mandela, who spoke up […] Continue Reading

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Dallas Doings

Dallas Doings

Dallas Doings

Posted on 19 February 2015

By Linda Wisch-Davidsohn Barbara and Jack Wilpon to celebrate Golden Anniversary Good wishes to Barbara Davidoff Wilpon and Jack J. Wilpon, who will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Feb. 20, 2015. Barbara and Jack were married at Congregation Beth Yeshurun in Houston The ceremony was officiated by the late Rabbi William S. Malev. The daughter […] Continue Reading

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Bad ‘deal’; ISIS expansion

Columnists, Middle East Briefing

Bad ‘deal’; ISIS expansion

Posted on 19 February 2015

By Gil Elan The Iranian nuke deal As of this writing, more details are coming out about the “bad deal” negotiated between Iran and the U.S. that is supposed to be initialed, if not actually signed, March 24. As explained in this briefing last week, the “deal” assumes that with certain “restrictions” and “controls” Iran […] Continue Reading

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