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True runner’s high — in Jerusalem

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True runner’s high — in Jerusalem

Posted on 14 December 2017

Jerusalem Marathon awakens Dallas man’s desire to lead team back for next race By Aaron Greenberg Special to the TJP Walking through the streets of Jerusalem tends to be inspiring enough. But when Avi Mitzner ran in the Jerusalem Marathon earlier this year on a team helping individuals with disabilities, it awakened something in him. […] Continue Reading

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Rabbi Yogi

How precious are the lights of Hanukkah

Posted on 14 December 2017

The worlds of halachah, Jewish law, and hashkafah, Jewish philosophy, are generally perceived as two independent courses of study: the studying of halachah being the dry, detailed examination of legal texts, and the study of hashkafah being the edifying investigation into the beliefs and perspectives of the Torah. In reality, though, the Torah, in all […] Continue Reading

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Extra meaning in Torah’s ‘extra’ words

Posted on 14 December 2017

Dear Rabbi Fried, I was studying this week’s Torah portion, and was bothered by a question. The Torah says, when relating the story of Joseph and his brothers, that they threw him into a pit; “…the pit was empty, no water was in it” (Genesis 37:24). I have always been taught that the Torah doesn’t […] Continue Reading

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“Travel Time with Linda” debuts on AXS TV

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“Travel Time with Linda” debuts on AXS TV

Posted on 14 December 2017

By Deb Silverthorn Special to the TJP Holding the globe in the palm of her hand, Linda Cooper is traveling the world, now bringing her luxurious travels and experiences to homes as Travel Time with Linda debuts at 8 a.m. Jan. 6. The 13-episode series, produced by 24-7 Productions and airing on AXS TV, features […] Continue Reading

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Dallas Doings: Knitting group hosts event

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Dallas Doings: Knitting group hosts event

Posted on 14 December 2017

Compiled by Sharon Wisch-Ray sharon@tjpnews.com Legacy knitting group hosts annual distribution event Throughout the year, residents of The Legacy Willow Bend, Plano’s only life care retirement community, look for ways to help those in need. As the holiday season approaches, they believe it is especially important to make a difference. Recently, The Ladies of The […] Continue Reading

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Around the Town

Around the Town: Happy 90th birthday, Corrine

Posted on 14 December 2017

Compiled by Sharon Wisch-Ray sharon@tjpnews.com Happy belated 90th birthday to Corrine Jacobson Corrine Jacobson celebrated her 90th birthday with a monthlong celebration as family from San Francisco, Arizona, St. Louis, Dallas and Austin visited her. Her actual birthday was Oct. 24. Corrine is also celebrating 80 years as a devoted congregant of Beth-El Congregation as […] Continue Reading

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D'var Torah

Activating free power of choice enables growth, renewal

Posted on 14 December 2017

We all have regrets — past actions that we wish we could undo. Some relate to small decisions; others concern monumental mistakes. But we naturally move on and attempt to bury bitter memories. Then, in a moment of crisis, we can suddenly be reminded of a past shortcoming. More than any biblical account, the story […] Continue Reading

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Light Lines

Remember when it was spelled Chanukah? I do!

Posted on 14 December 2017

When you reach “a certain age,” as I have, younger folk start asking such questions as: What was Hanukkah like when you were growing up? First answer: We always spelled it Chanukah! Then, truth told, it wasn’t so “much-of-a-much,” as an elderly relative used to say. Low-key. So low it might have vanished, had it […] Continue Reading

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Shalom From the Shabbat Lady

Every parent needs to have Santa Claus conversation

Posted on 14 December 2017

Dear Families, You would think after so many years there would be nothing more to learn about Hanukkah, but there is always more learning and thinking and important messages about this holiday that is really not a very important one! Yet, Lauren Ben Shoshan’s message from myjewishlearning.org is so important for families today. She starts […] Continue Reading

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Friendship Circle hosts Chanukah Bowl

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Friendship Circle hosts Chanukah Bowl

Posted on 07 December 2017

By Deb Silverthorn Special to the TJP The lanes and scene will be set for strikes all around when Dallas’ Friendship Circle hosts its first Chanukah Bowl, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at Bowlmor in Dallas. “The holiday of light and miracles is coming and each and every one of us is a […] Continue Reading

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