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About Robin Teig, new Hillel director at UNT Scott Wayne, UNT student and Hillel member, writes to the TJP: “Who is Robin Teig? She’s the new Hillel director at the…

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Around the Town with Rene

CAS announces film series Congregation Ahavath Sholom is excited to announce its 2009–2010 Community Film Series starting Sunday, Dec. 6. There is no charge for the films, and complimentary popcorn…

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In My Mind's I

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By Harriet P. Gross Ah, Thanksgiving! A holiday for us all! Some say that we Jews originated Thanksgiving, long before Pilgrims and Indians. Isn’t Sukkot, with its homage to fall…

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Ask the Rabbi

Dear Rabbi, In last week’s column you explained the story in the Talmud of Moses ascending the mountain and finding God writing crowns on the letters of the Torah. That…

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Deli-ghtful! Man on a mission to save the Jewish deli

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SAN FRANCISCO (JTA) — Chicago and Cleveland have the best corned beef. Detroit is tops for rye bread. The best smoked meat is in Montreal, and for pastrami, you can’t touch New York and L.A. When it comes to Jewish delicatessen, 30-year-old David Sax is the go-to guy. A longtime deli aficionado, the annoyingly trim Sax spent three years eating his way through more than 150 Jewish delis to research “Save the Deli: In Search of Perfect Pastrami, Crusty Rye and the Heart of Jewish Delicatessen,” a wistful, riotously funny paean to this quintessential slice of American Jewish history.

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Table talk for a Jewish Thanksgiving

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When it’s time to talk turkey, what do Jews have to say? There is little Jewish liturgy for Thanksgiving dinner; not even seconds. You could say HaMotzi, the blessing over the bread, and after the pie sing Birkat Hamazon, thanking the Eternal Thanksgiving-giver for the food you ate. You could do that. You also could sit at the Thanksgiving table, throw the dice and blurt out one of those conversation starters that at first causes a lot of throat clearing and foot shuffling, earning you peeved looks from your host — but has the potential of stimulating an intellectual appetite or two.

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Rabbi Yitzchak Cohen to be recognized for 40 years of service This Sunday evening, Nov. 22, Rabbi Yitzchak Cohen will be honored for his 40 years of service in the…

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Around the Town with Rene

Hannah Stansbury to celebrate bat mitzvah at Ahavath Sholom Mazel tov to Hannah Stansbury, daughter of Nancy and Jim Stansbury, who will be called to the Torah as a bat…

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In My Mind's I

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We’re into that season that, for me, is heralded by taking a deep breath late in October that’s finally let out on Jan. 2. When I lived up north, Halloween…

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