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By Rabbi Yerachmiel D. Fried Dear Rabbi, I’ve begun learning and reciting some of the daily blessings, like when waking up and on some foods. On one hand it seems…

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Meningitis survivor Jamie Schanbaum still stands

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As a young girl, Jamie Schanbaum twirled and trained at Sarasue’s Academy of Dance for 10 years. As a young woman, just 21 years old, Jamie, a sophomore at UT Austin and a survivor of meningitis, spends her days studying and still training, along with three hours of physical therapy — all with great determination, strength of character and belief in herself. “I never thought I’d be here but I am, and there’s nothing I won’t be able to do.”

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FAQ: Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer syndrome (HBOC)

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HBOC is an inherited cancer susceptibility syndrome. The hallmarks are multiple family members with breast cancer or ovarian cancer or both, the presence of both breast and ovarian cancer in a single individual and early age of breast cancer onset.

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Dallas Doings

Coats for Kids kicks off ninth anniversary drive The Temple Emanu-El Brotherhood will begin collecting coats and other winter clothing for the needy on Sunday morning, Oct. 18, with a…

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Around the Town with Rene

A good deed When Congregation Beth Jacob in Galveston lost their High Holy Days machzorim during Hurricane Ike last year, they were in desperate need of at least 50 books…

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In My Mind's I

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By Harriet P. Gross When I walked out of the theater dark into the lobby light, I was thinking of my Boubby the Philosopher, who would frequently opine, on a…

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Dear Rabbi, What is the literal meaning of the word “Torah”? Some I’ve asked have conjectured it means “The Book” or is Hebrew for the Greek “Bible.” Someone else thought…

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