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Lively blogger pursues social media for good

By Deb Silverthorn Elizabeth “Lizzy” Savetsky, a modern Jewish renaissance woman, spreads her love of fashion and her mission for mitzvot through her Instagram account, @lizzysavetsky,  and her 187,000-plus followers.

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Obituaries

Bess Gaines

Bess Rutlader Berman Gaines, 89, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in Houston. Bess was born on April 24, 1932, in Fort Worth to the late Sam and Anna

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Obituaries

Lila Borovay

Lila Borovay, 93, passed away in Phoenix, Arizona, Oct. 23, 2021. She was born June 27, 1928, in Chicago. Lila married the love of her life, Melvin, in 1947. They

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Carroll ISD and the Holocaust

By Charles D. Pulman The recent incident in the Carroll Independent School District over the Holocaust (reported in last week’s TJP) is a good teaching moment on the reporting of

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Our first burial and the resident alien

By Rabbi Seymour RosselParashat Chaye Sarah Sarah’s death is the first in Hebrew history. Up to now, the Hebrews’ existence as semi-nomadic merchants and shepherds has been sufficient. In fact,

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Why do we observe yahrzeit?

Dear Rabbi, What is the basis for honoring a person’s life on the anniversary of their death? Acknowledging the birthday seems like a nicer way to go. Elise  Dear Elise,

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