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Jan Ayers Friedman’s art on display

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Jan Ayers Friedman’s art on display

Posted on 28 May 2015

By Hollace Weiner Jan Ayers Friedman, whose paintings and sculpture are on display at Beth-El Congregation through the end of July, connects her art with Kabbalah — Jewish ancient mysticism that delves into the nature of the universe. Her favorite tools include graphite powders and pastel chalks, which blend art and science at a primordial […] Continue Reading

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Columnists

Zell: Why the pope recognized a Palestinian state

Posted on 28 May 2015

By Rabbi Shawn D. Zell Guest columnist Because I am neither a Catholic nor the son of a Catholic, I have no compunction whatsoever in second-guessing the recent announcement that the Vatican is granting recognition to the state of Palestine. At the risk of sounding like the fictional Hyman Roth of Godfather II, I truly […] Continue Reading

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Around Town: Six13 concert, Freed family says howdy

Posted on 28 May 2015

By Sharon Wisch-Ray sharonw@texasjewishpost.com When the Jewish Federation of Fort Worth and Tarrant County convenes its 79th annual meeting at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 2, at Beth-El Congregation, a highlight of the evening is sure to be the presentation of the Wolens Award to Diane Kleinman. The Wolens Award was established by the late Jerry […] Continue Reading

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Author: Daring journalists must defend Israel

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Author: Daring journalists must defend Israel

Posted on 28 May 2015

By Ben Tinsley bent@texasjewishpost.com Follow @bentinsley DALLAS — Ari Shavit, whose complex love for the land of Israel transformed his book My Promised Land into a New York Times best-seller (and possibly an HBO documentary film), will be the featured speaker at AJC Dallas’ Tuesday, June 2 fundraising event. Anna Popp, director of AJC Dallas, […] Continue Reading

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Middle East Briefing

Mercy has no place in war against ISIS

Posted on 28 May 2015

At a briefing in McKinney last week, I was asked who is supplying and replenishing ISIS with its vast stockpiles of weapons, ammunition, armored personnel carriers, Humvees, tanks, artillery pieces, rockets, shells, mortars, advanced communication and control systems, field hospital equipment, body armor and more. My answer was, of course, the United States of America. […] Continue Reading

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Dallas Doings: Freshman of the Year, Couples Club, new principal, theatre

Dallas Doings

Dallas Doings: Freshman of the Year, Couples Club, new principal, theatre

Posted on 28 May 2015

By Sharon Wisch-Ray sharonw@texashjewishpost.com Speedy recovery wishes to TJP Dallas Doings columnist Linda Wisch Davidsohn, who underwent successful knee replacement surgery last week. We look forward to Linda getting back in the saddle when she’s ready. In the meantime, keep sending your news to sharonw@texasjewishpost.com! Congrats to Sam Shane Sam Shane, the president of the […] Continue Reading

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Light Lines

Celebrations of holidays change in kitchen, too

Posted on 28 May 2015

Did you have a happy Memorial Day? Seems to me a strange question to ask about a holiday originally meant for soberly, somberly remembering our honored wartime dead, doesn’t it? But it has morphed into something very different … TV ads show crowds of happy kids running around while moms overload outdoor tables with bounty […] Continue Reading

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Shalom From the Shabbat Lady

Firm roots, unbreakable faith

Posted on 28 May 2015

Dear parents and children, We learn so many lessons from stories and the pictures those stories create in our memories stay with us. This story tells us of the strength of faith. Perhaps Rabbi Akiba was talking about faith in God, but we also want our children to develop faith in themselves. This is a […] Continue Reading

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Around The Town: Rangers, Federation, scholarships

Around the Town

Around The Town: Rangers, Federation, scholarships

Posted on 21 May 2015

By Sharon Wisch-Ray sharonw@texasjewishpost.com I was privileged last week to join Liz and Murray Cohen at Globe Life Ballpark when the Rangers licked the Kansas City Royals in a crisp 2-hour, 15-minute outing. It was extra fun to see the seat bearing Shirley Cohen’s name on it. Shirley, as many of you know, now a […] Continue Reading

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Shalom From the Shabbat Lady

Discussing Micah’s question

Posted on 21 May 2015

Dear Families, When we talk with our children about faith in God, they ask us so many questions that we often cannot answer. Judaism is a great religion with so many guidelines and things that we are supposed to do. There are 613 Commandments — that’s a lot to do. Throughout our history, prophets, judges […] Continue Reading

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