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Rugoff uses social media to assist others

The mitzvah network By Deb Silverthorn Television, social media and internet reports of who needed what helped connect Dallas’ Jewish community to those in need during last week’s winter storm.

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Obituaries

Jerome ‘Jerry’ Kasten

Jerome (“Jerry”) Kasten passed away peacefully Feb. 17, 2021. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Deanna; three children: Jennifer Cohen, Ruth Joseph and Andrew Kasten; and

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Obituaries

Ethel Agatstein Gruen

Beloved and respected wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, friend and heart of her family, Ethel Agatstein Gruen, 100, died at home on Feb. 17, 2021, of natural causes with family

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Queen Esther is the dawn

By Rabbi Dan LewinPurim Purim, in a nutshell, tells a story of opposites — light and darkness, concealment and revelation. The Talmud says, “To what is Esther compared? To the

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Winters here and there

I don’t suspect that my own experiences during our recent weather difficulties were much different from anyone else’s. I do think, however, that I suffered at least a bit less

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