Ask the Rabbi

ear Rabbi Fried, My wife and I, who are no spring chickens, were blessed with a baby girl three years ago, and are planning to attempt to have one more…

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In My Mind's I

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By Harriet P. Gross Have you made some resolutions for this new year? Everybody does — and soon finds out that those like “lose weight” are created to be broken…

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Israel seeks to change the rules of the game

By Leslie Susser JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s retaliation against persistent Hamas mortar and rocket attacks on civilians in southern Israel was far more ferocious than anyone, including Hamas, expected. The…

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Attack in Gaza signals escalation of conflict

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(JTA) — Israel’s launching of a major operation in Gaza marked a new stage in its conflict with Hamas, the terrorist group in control of the Gaza Strip. Israel’s Operation Cast Lead was launched Saturday after several days of intense Palestinian rocket fire on Israeli towns following the expiration of an informal six-month truce between Israel and Hamas. Israeli war planes struck key Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip, including Hamas’ main security compound, military posts, a major prison in Gaza City, Hamas’ Interior Ministry, the Islamic University and smugglers’ tunnels linking Gaza and Egypt. As the attacks stretched into Monday, more than 300 people were reported killed, most of them Hamas forces, according to Palestinian sources.

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JFGD, DJCF unscathed by Madoff scandal

By Sharon Wisch-Ray The Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas (JFGD) and the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation (DJCF) have no investments with any Madoff companies. The Dallas Jewish community's central institutions…

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Around the Town with Rene

What's happening in Fort Worth the week of December 25, 2008. Above: Lil Goldman Preschool children perform for the seniors at the Jewish Family Services Chanukah party.

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