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Observing the shmita year

Dear Families, We made it! The holidays are over — no more eating or fasting or praying or endless questions and learning! Well, not really because we continue with so

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Column ideas still abound

An open letter to all my TJP readers:  People often ask me where and how I get ideas to keep up with writing a column like this every week —

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Obituaries

Dr. Howard Shapiro

Howard Michael Shapiro, 76, passed away on Sept. 14, 2021, in Dallas, surrounded by loving family. Howard was born to Leonard and Roma Shapiro on January 26, 1945, in Detroit,

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Obituaries

Doris Freed

Doris Leah Barish Freed passed away peacefully Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, having recently celebrated her 90th birthday. Doris was a lifelong Dallas resident, born July 24, 1931 to Joseph and

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Columnists

Last shofar blast, new beginnings

Fresh for you from Kol Nidre: Here’s my postscript to this year’s pandemically unusual High Holy Days: Many years ago, as a college senior, I was “pinned” (recognized in those

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