Back to Iraq…and things are different!

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It is not every morning when you wake up in the middle of a war zone, turn on the TV, and watch historic events unfold 7000 miles away, on the other side of the world. And that is exactly what I am doing this morning. As an officer in the United States Army presently deployed with the 345th Combat Support Hospital in Tikrit, Iraq….I am watching Barack Obama deliver his acceptance speech as president-elect of the United States of America. Even though I am far, far away from home, I can easily grasp the history of what is now being written on many levels.

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Around the Town with Rene

What's going on in Fort Worth, week of November 20. Above: Harwood seventh- and eighth-grade English teacher Kristen Brown (left) and Elizabeth Cooper are shown with Corrine Jacobson (right), who collected 3,000 pencils to contribute to Miss Brown’s Holocaust studies project.

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Dallas Doings

What's going on in Dallas, the week of November 13-20. Above, Local Hero Phyllis Bernstein (center) with Aleta Stampley and Gillian Breidenbach of Bank of America

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Shearith Israel programs shine

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Mitzvah Day at Congregation Shearith Israel proved to be a rip-roaring success. On Nov. 9, around 650 people volunteered their time to participate in 40 different mitzvah projects around the community. There were various projects for people from ages 2 to 9.

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Shalom from the Shabbat Lady

The holiday of Thanksgiving is upon us and the messages of this day are many. The importance of being thankful and the value of expressing those thanks are crucial lessons for our children to learn. Here are a few thoughts to make your Thanksgiving both Jewish and American. Don’t forget to say the Shehechiyanu!

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Ask the Rabbi

By Rabbi Yerachmiel D. Fried Dear Rabbi Fried, After reading this past week’s Torah portion for the 10th year straight, I’m once again bothered by the same question that always…

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In My Mind's I

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For years, the American Jewish Committee’s Belfer Center for American Pluralism has published “America’sTable: A Thanksgiving Reader,” in cooperation with African American, Hispanic, Asian and Islamic organizations. It helps everyone “celebrate our diverse roots and shared values” as we sit down on this unifying U.S. holiday. The idea is to remember that today is about far more than good food — important as that may be.

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Ask the Rabbi

11/13/08 By Rabbi Yerachmiel D. Fried Dear Rabbi, Last week I was invited to have a Shabbat meal with an observant family, and before the meal the father put his…

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In My Mind's I

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11/13/08 By Harriet P. Gross Guess where I was so recently, on Halloween? In a cemetery! But not an eerie, ghostly one: a Jewish cemetery. The old Jewish cemetery in…

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