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Age doesn’t define style

Posted on 26 May 2016

There are many great books.  Today, I’m nominating one that will never make any established list. But it’s the work of a nice Jewish photographer who honors his grandmothers in its dedication.  With that, and since this volume presents a positive view of women “of a certain age,” how can I resist? Ari Seth Cohen’s […] Continue Reading

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Dallas Doings: DJCF honors sponsors, NCJW brunch

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Dallas Doings: DJCF honors sponsors, NCJW brunch

Posted on 26 May 2016

  Compiled by Sharon Wisch-Ray sharon@tjpnews.com DJCF honors sponsors The Dallas Jewish Community Foundation recently hosted a reception in honor of its sponsors chaired by Sherry and Kenny Goldberg and Marilyn and Donald Schaffer. The event was a meaningful way to give back to the dedicated sponsors of the DJCF as their continued support of […] Continue Reading

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SMU graduates 1st student with Jewish studies minor

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SMU graduates 1st student with Jewish studies minor

Posted on 26 May 2016

By Ben Tinsley bent@tjpnews.com DALLAS — This year, senior Robyn Ann Langley of Boca Raton, Florida, became the first Southern Methodist University student ever to minor in SMU’s newly-established Jewish Studies Program. On Friday, May 13, the 22-year-old was lauded for that accomplishment in the Thompson Reading Room of SMU’s Dallas Hall. Several professors, school […] Continue Reading

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Rabbis find new audience for traditional Hasidic melodies

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Rabbis find new audience for traditional Hasidic melodies

Posted on 26 May 2016

By Ben Tinsley bent@tjpnews.com DALLAS — A former Intown Chabad of Dallas rabbi, a Brooklyn rabbi and a veteran Dallas musician are collaborating with an assortment of Deep Ellum jazz musicians on an album of Hasidic Jewish melodies. While it is true that bringing together jazz musicians on a project of this nature is not […] Continue Reading

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Ex-ambassador talks US history in Middle East

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Ex-ambassador talks US history in Middle East

Posted on 26 May 2016

By Ben Tinsley bent@tjpnews.com DALLAS — Dennis Ross, American diplomat, author and former U.S. Ambassador, had a bit of a brain teaser for his audience Tuesday, May 3. “If I were to ask you, ‘What do you think President Obama’s most important objective in the Middle East is during his remaining time in office?’ what […] Continue Reading

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Around The Town: Federation annual meeting, new novel, anniversary, welcome home

Around the Town

Around The Town: Federation annual meeting, new novel, anniversary, welcome home

Posted on 26 May 2016

Compiled by Sharon Wisch-Ray sharon@tjpnews.com Federation annual meeting The 80th annual meeting of The Jewish Federation of Fort Worth & Tarrant County and Jewish Family Services will take place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 1 at Congregation Ahavath Sholom. For eight decades the Fort Worth and Tarrant County Jewish community has worked together to care […] Continue Reading

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Columnists

Between 2 festivals, prepare for ‘mini-Exodus’ experience

Posted on 26 May 2016

We are currently between two major festivals in the Jewish calendar — the Exodus and the giving of the Torah. During this time, we relive the experience of our ancestors by counting 49 days to the big event. Imagine you are homeless, living in a wretched state with no hope. Then, out of nowhere, a […] Continue Reading

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Shalom From the Shabbat Lady

Blessings, forethought can exist on social media

Posted on 26 May 2016

Dear Families, The Internet is wonderful for wondering Jews — so much information! I try to read as much as possible and, as I say to my adult students, find what works for you. To integrate Jewish practice into our lives, it must make sense on many levels. Just this week I read a blog […] Continue Reading

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Cyber threat from Iran worries US, Israel

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Cyber threat from Iran worries US, Israel

Posted on 26 May 2016

By Ben Tinsley bent@tjpnews.com There is a growing concern in both Israel and the United States that funds from sanctions relief in the Iran nuclear deal could be used to bolster Iran’s ability to launch increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks. The cyber threat posed by Iran has only grown over the past five years, explained Rep. […] Continue Reading

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Mariners as necessary to war effort as Marines

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Mariners as necessary to war effort as Marines

Posted on 26 May 2016

Recently, an elderly gentleman, aided by a cane, sat in the seat next to me at Temple Shalom’s Torah study class. Introducing himself as Herman Morris, he was asked by someone viewing his veteran’s labeled baseball cap, “What was your job in the Marines?” Staring at his cap, I read, “US Merchant Marine.” With a […] Continue Reading

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