In My Mind's I

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By Harriet P. Gross Imagine this: You are 80 years old, and you find out for the first time that you have a brother, 82, who lives just a stone’s…

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‘Kvelling’ for Obama

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WASHINGTON (JTA) — It was a week dedicated primarily to marking the election of the first African American president in U.S. history, but the ongoing ceremonies were punctuated by several Jewish moments, wrinkles and parties. Barack Obama’s supporters said it was a historic week for all Americans, and especially Jewish ones, to take pride in. The sentiment was captured by David Axelrod, a newly appointed White House senior adviser and President Obama’s longtime strategic guru, during an appearance at the Jewish Community Inaugural Reception held the night before Tuesday’s midday inauguration.

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Dallas Doings

What's happening in Dallas the week of January 15, 2007. Above: Rabbi Yehuda Horowitz of Chabad of Plano/Collin County helps a participant in the Chanukah “Fun-Shop” as he presses olive oil.

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Around the Town with Rene

What's happening over West the week of January 15, 2009. Above: Jerry Weiner and Rob Rosser (standing), Sylvia holding Cameron Rosser, Jennifer Rosser holding Alexander, Melissa Weiner holding Benjamin Rosser. Ethan Rosser declined to pose for the family portrait, citing a pressing soccer game with some girls in the hall at Ahavath Sholom.

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Ask the Rabbi

Shalom Rabbi Fried, I am looking to you for some insight and wisdom regarding the attached piece on the Holocaust that I received from my sister-in-law, which is obviously being…

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In My Mind's I

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By Harriet P. Gross A bad holiday season for commercial enterprises is well behind us. A good thing, too! But Next Chapter Press, a Florida book publisher, has found the…

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North Texas stands with Israel

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From start to finish, the sentiment in the packed room was am Yisrael chai, as more than 1,300 people gathered at the Aaron Family JCC’s Zale Auditorium last week to show their support for Israel. The evening was co-sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas, the Rabbinical Association of Greater Dallas and countless other constituent community organizations. It was one of many similar pro-Israel meetings and rallies held across the country last week in the wake of Israel’s Operation Cast Lead.

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Dallas Doings

What's happening in Dallas the week of January 8, 2009. Above: Phillip Kopita holds the new Torah his family donated as CBT members celebrate at the airport. | Photo: Phil Stayman

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