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Middle East: Gauging mood in Israel on coalition, nukes

Columnists, Middle East Briefing

Middle East: Gauging mood in Israel on coalition, nukes

Posted on 23 April 2015

A line from a popular Israeli love song by prolific composer Matti Caspi goes: “Things seen from here you see are not seen from there.” I was frequently reminded of that line during a short visit to Israel last week for a class reunion, where I had a chance to talk to many friends and […] Continue Reading

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Mind’s I: Family first

Columnists, Light Lines

Mind’s I: Family first

Posted on 23 April 2015

Passover’s traditional family gatherings may provide opportunities for learning besides those that take place at the Seder table itself.  Although I wasn’t physically present, I’ve heard about one such outstanding example from my own extended family’s Pesach celebration. My son’s sister-in-law, her husband and two sons traveled from their Utah home for a holiday reunion […] Continue Reading

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Shabbat: Understanding the Omer

Columnists, Shalom From the Shabbat Lady

Shabbat: Understanding the Omer

Posted on 23 April 2015

Dear Families, These days many of us are obsessed with counting, whether it is calories, steps or something else. We have always counted the days to different events or counted how old we are or any other “counts” we may be interested in. This brings us to the ritual of today — Counting the Omer. […] Continue Reading

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Yom HaShoah: Remembering those lost

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Yom HaShoah: Remembering those lost

Posted on 23 April 2015

Contributed Report Scores of people gathered to remember the Holocaust on Saturday and read the names of thousands of victims during Congregation Beth Torah’s 14th annual vigil. Perhaps appropriately, the Remember the Names commemoration began in a darkened, intimate setting as the Saturday storms cut power at the Richardson synagogue for nearly 3 hours. The […] Continue Reading

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Ask Rabbi: Snicker if you want, but bless your biology

Ask the Rabbi, Columnists

Ask Rabbi: Snicker if you want, but bless your biology

Posted on 23 April 2015

Dear Rabbi Fried, My son recently came home from religious school after having learned that religious Jews recite a blessing after leaving the bathroom. Needless to say, the kids had a good laugh about it, and it became the subject of many jokes. I would like to say something to explain it to him so […] Continue Reading

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Around Town: History of Fort Worth weddings, a cappella, FUNdraiser

Around the Town

Around Town: History of Fort Worth weddings, a cappella, FUNdraiser

Posted on 23 April 2015

By Sharon Wisch-Ray sharonw@texasjewishpost.com The Beth-El Archives Committee is gathering material for an exhibit called “Under the Chuppah: 100+ Years of Weddings in Fort Worth.” The exhibit will look at changing trends in bridal gowns, chuppahs, ketubahs, invitations and newspaper coverage of marriages. The committee is asking brides and grooms to select one photo from […] Continue Reading

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Dallas Doings: Israel, safe rooms, Ahava reception

Dallas Doings

Dallas Doings: Israel, safe rooms, Ahava reception

Posted on 23 April 2015

By Linda Wisch-Davidsohn Diane and Jerry Benjamin’s thoughts on trip to Israel Diane and Jerry Benjamin are active and tireless community leaders. Recently, Diane shared the following in her own words: Our recent trip to Israel was breathtaking! After a most spectacular 29th annual Allied Mission to Israel with the Jewish War Veterans, Jerry and […] Continue Reading

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Yom HaShoah: Liberation marks true victory in WWII

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Yom HaShoah: Liberation marks true victory in WWII

Posted on 23 April 2015

Editor’s note: Cassie Gross, a senior at Yavneh Academy of Dallas, writes a first-person account of Tiferet Israel’s 70th anniversary of concentration-camp liberation Thursday. By Cassie Gross TJP Intern Following the crowds into Congregation Tiferet Israel, I was suddenly struck by the thought that almost every other person in sight was likely a Holocaust survivor […] Continue Reading

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5 Israeli answers to California’s drought

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5 Israeli answers to California’s drought

Posted on 22 April 2015

By Ben Sales TEL AVIV (JTA) — For help facing its worst drought in centuries, California should look to a country that beat its own chronic water shortage: Israel. Until a few years ago, Israel’s wells seemed like they were always running dry. TV commercials urged Israelis to conserve water. Newspapers tracked the rise and […] Continue Reading

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Sports: Greenhill forward to take game to Harvard

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Sports: Greenhill forward to take game to Harvard

Posted on 22 April 2015

By Brian Bateman brianb@texasjewishpost.com Greenhill School has seen several future professional and college athletes walk through its doors, but this year, the Hornets witnessed a first on national signing day. Hayley Isenberg committed to play for Harvard, making her the first female in school history to play basketball for a Division-I school. “I always wanted […] Continue Reading

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