Tracking Turkey election

Last week, some 86 percent of Turkey’s 76 million citizens voted in the national parliamentary elections. Those citizens essentially told President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Islamist who has ruled Turkey…

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Around Town: Ahavath Sholom trip

By Sharon Wisch-Ray sharonw@texasjewishpost.com At press time, I’m told by Michael Linn that the 55 members of the Ahavath Sholom mission to Israel have arrived safely at Ben Gurion airport.…

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Keeping JCC at center of Dallas Jewish life

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By Ben Tinsley bent@texasjewishpost.com Follow @bentinsley DALLAS — Angela Aaron Horowitz, incoming chairman of the board for the Jewish Community Center of Dallas, laid out her vision for the future…

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Dallas Doings: Golabek, JFGD, Israel trip, JBA

By Sharon Wisch-Ray sharonw@texasjewishpost.com I was privileged to attend Mona Golabek’s performance June 10 at the Wylie Theatre. Golabek’s one-woman show recounted the story of her mother’s escape from Vienna…

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Graduation round-up

Yavneh Academy DALLAS — Dr. David Portnoy, Yavneh Academy’s head of school, offered some sage advice to the 29 new “Class of 2015” graduates who stepped across the stage to…

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JCC gymnastics sticks landing with perfect 10, TAAF award

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By Brian Bateman brianb@texasjewishpost.com The Dallas JCC’s gymnastics teams have a history of success, but two gymnasts may have leaped the group’s lofty ambitions. Hannah Gaswirth, a soon-to-be fourth-grader, scored…

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May flooding complicates June problems

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By Ben Tinsley bent@texasjewishpost.com Follow @bentinsley DALLAS — Powerful May rains in Dallas and other areas of Texas effectively wiped out a longstanding Lone Star drought, but simply didn’t know…

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Optimism more than biological process

Dear Rabbi Fried, I was looking over a book called “The Optimism Bias” by Tali Sharot. Some time ago Time Magazine ran an article summarizing the book: “Those rose-colored glasses?…

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