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Don’t forget Muslims who saved Jews’ lives

Posted on 27 April 2017

You may have already attended a Yom HaShoah service this week, to honor the memory of the 6 million Jews consumed in the Holocaust. At the same time we should also remember and give praise to those righteous non-Jews who, at the risk of their lives, hid and protected Jews in their midst who would […] Continue Reading

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Ask the Rabbi

Counting the Omer

Posted on 27 April 2017

Dear Rabbi, I recently learned that the period after Pesach is called the “counting of the Omer,” counting the days from Passover until the holiday of Shavuot. What is the point of this counting, now that we have calendars and can simply look up the date of Shavuot? Is it one of those things we […] Continue Reading

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Yom HaZikaron, Yom HaAtzmaut approaching

Posted on 27 April 2017

By Sean Shapiro Special to the TJP Members of the North Texas Jewish community will have their hearts and minds with Israel this week as Yom HaZikaron and Yom HaAtzmaut are celebrated in the greater Dallas and Fort Worth area. Observance of Yom HaZikaron starts on the evening of April 30 and lasts until the […] Continue Reading

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Texas anti-BDS bill makes another step toward law

Posted on 27 April 2017

House passes bill by 131-0 margin By Sean Shapiro Special to the TJP Israel-Texas relations got a bit stronger last week. After several months of hard work by community members and organizations across the state, Texas legislators have reached the final steps in the lawmaking process that would make it illegal for the use of […] Continue Reading

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A family’s commitment to service

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A family’s commitment to service

Posted on 27 April 2017

Genecov family to receive humanitarian award for work By Deb Silverthorn Special to the TJP It will be a family affair at the 2017 Ann Loeb Sikora Humanitarian Award event May 3 when the Dallas Jewish Historical Society honors Dr. Jeff Genecov, Julie Genecov Shrell and Dr. David Genecov. Themed “Preserving our Past, Celebrating the […] Continue Reading

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Around the Town: Yom HaShoah

Around the Town

Around the Town: Yom HaShoah

Posted on 27 April 2017

Compiled by Sharon Wisch-Ray sharon@tjpnews.com Tarrant County’s Yom HaShoah Holocaust survivor and author Ben Lesser participated Sunday, April 23, in Tarrant County’s Yom HaShoah observance to share his story of survival and ensure the world never forgets the lessons of the Holocaust. The program was held at Beth Israel in Colleyville. Ben also spoke to […] Continue Reading

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Light Lines

Penn. congregation disbands; flood of memories return

Posted on 27 April 2017

Here’s a post-Passover tale as bitter as maror, yet sweet as kosher-for-Pesach sacramental wine. How can this be? It came to me as a story on the front page of my hometown’s venerable daily newspaper, sent by the relative who started me on a crusade I now call “correspondence by clipping.” I happily give credit […] Continue Reading

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Shalom From the Shabbat Lady

Everything, including spiders, has place in world

Posted on 27 April 2017

Dear Families, This week I told the story of King David and the spider and the one about King Solomon and the bee. Both stories are about how an insect saved a king. The Tanach is filled with stories and commandments of how we are supposed to treat the land and all that live on […] Continue Reading

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Dallas Doings: Holocaust survivor tells story at Temple Shalom, Ben & Jerry’s, Mankoff

Dallas Doings

Dallas Doings: Holocaust survivor tells story at Temple Shalom, Ben & Jerry’s, Mankoff

Posted on 27 April 2017

By Steve Weintraub Special to the TJP Local Holocaust survivor, Sara Rigler, was the featured guest and speaker at the Temple Shalom Brotherhood’s Yom HaShoah commemorative event Saturday  evening, April 22, in the synagogue’s Epstein Chapel. A reception took place before the event. Her harrowing and miraculous story of survival, which is detailed in her […] Continue Reading

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News

Texas House passes anti-boycott bill

Posted on 21 April 2017

JTA The Texas House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill banning state entities from dealing with businesses that boycott Israel or its settlements. The bill approved Thursday follows the state Senate’s approval of a similar bill in March by overwhelming numbers. Gov. Greg Abbott is expected to sign a reconciled version of both bills next […] Continue Reading

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