• Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    Despite Neighbors' Pleas, Collin County Judge Rules Living-room Synagogue Can Stay Open

    A synagogue operating out of a Far North Dallas home has won a preliminary victory over neighbors who want it shut down. Collin County District Judge Jill Willis this morning denied the Highlands of McKamy homeowners association's request for a temporary injunction against Congregation Toras Chaim, ... More >>

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    February 5, 2014

    Far North Dallas Rabbi Cries Discrimination as Neighbors Try to Close His Living-Room Synagogue

    Welcome to Congregation Toras Chaim. Sure, it may look like your typical Far North Dallas house -- 3,500 square feet, $330,000 on the tax rolls, a swimming pool in the back -- but it doubles as one of the area's newer and smaller synagogues. This isn't exactly a secret. The congregation's website l ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 19, 2013
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    September 4, 2013

    An Orthodox Jew Says El Centro College Threatened to Boot Him from Nursing School for Missing Class on Rosh Hashanah

    Tomorrow, Hillel Rodin is scheduled to begin his second semester in the nursing program at Dallas' El Centro Community College. He is also scheduled to observe Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year and one of the holiest days in Judaism. Therein lies his problem. Rodin is an Orthodox Jew. His religiou ... More >>

  • Music

    January 17, 2013
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    September 29, 2011

    If You Need Me on Yom Kippur: The Mecum Car Auction's Coming to Dallas

    Mecum Car Auction​Called my dad the other day and asked him: "You know what's coming to the Dallas Convention Center the first week of October?" To which he replied, very matter-of-factly: "Yeah, the Mecum auction." Which he knows because my father, a second-generation car-parts man, spends his oc ... More >>

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    August 25, 2011
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    May 20, 2011

    Does Jewish Culture and Religion Make Women Prone to Eating Disorders?

    Photos by Leslie Minora Adrienne Ressler, eating disorder and body image specialist, talks to the crowd about Jewish culture and eating disorders. ​ ​ ​​Potato knishes, challah bread, rugulah pastries -- face it, Jewish people have some tempting food options. And with weekly Shabbat and to ... More >>

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    April 7, 2011
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    March 31, 2011
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    March 18, 2011

    Hamantaschen Aren't the Only Purim Pastries

    Hamantaschen may be the most popular Purim pastry in the United States, but the triangular cookie's not the only traditional dessert associated with the celebratory holiday. ​Purim, which begins tomorrow night, commemorates the Jews escaping a genocidal plot by the dastardly Haman, an adviser ... More >>

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    December 23, 2010
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    November 30, 2010

    Fake Chanukah, Real Potato Latkes:
    An Accommodation

    Photos by Adam DonaldContemplating the meaning of Fake Chanukah for a kid...presents​Deeply rooted in the rich traditions of the Jewish people is the potato latke. Born of the shtetl and carried to this country on the taste buds of immigrants, the potato latke, a.k.a. the potato pancake, is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Looking for Roots of Jewish Cooking in France

    ​When eaters think of French cookery, they're generally more likely to focus on choucroute than kugel. But Jewish food historian Joan Nathan is working to restore France's reputation as the birthplace of Ashkenazi cuisine with her new cookbook Quiches, Kugels and Couscous: My Search for Jewis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    A Retreat From the Screech of Dissonant Days, or: My Rabbi Says To Knock Off the Blogging

    Rabbi David Stern​Ran into my rabbi last Sunday -- David Stern, head man at Temple Emanu-El of Dallas, very hip and very influential so I hear -- and asked him: "You mind sending me your Kol Nidre sermon? I'd like to post to Unfair Park." He grinned and said sure -- grinned, I'm sure, because it w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    Texas Oh Jew: UT Student Government Wants 2011 Red River Shootout Moved Off Yom Kippur

    I went to a bar mitzvah in Austin two weeks ago, where I received this yarmulke -- perfect for next year's Texas-OU game!​A Texas Ex-girlfriend forwards along the link to a site called Move Texas vs. OU Weekend, which is a petition crafted by The University of Texas at Austin Student Government de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    Tina Wasserman on Breaking the Fast for Yom Kippur

    Cover for Tina Wasserman's book: Entrée to Judaism: A Culinary Exploration of the Jewish Diaspora​Breaking the fast on Yom Kippur, which starts Friday at sundown, usually calls for raiding the synagogue's spread and making a mad dash for whichever restaurant puts the fewest obstacles between ... More >>

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    May 13, 2010
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    January 28, 2010
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    December 24, 2009
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    December 23, 2009

    Local Activists' Response to Egypt's Ban on Gaza March: We're Going Anyway

    Roger Kallenberg and Diane Baker of the Dallas Peace Center​On Tuesday, the Egyptian foreign ministry warned activists planning to march across its border into Gaza to mark the anniversary of last year's conflict that they'll be "dealt with by the law." But that isn't stopping Roger Kallenberg ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 5, 2009
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    July 30, 2009
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    February 6, 2009

    Coming of Age in a Recession

    CNN this morning visits D'gala Bridal Boutique on W. Jefferson Boulevard, which pockets a major chunk of its change outfitting girls for their quinceañeras. Alas, sales at the end of last year were the worst in more than a decade -- one guess why. Which means discounts are to be had, good news for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2007

    Don't Shoot! It's Rosh Hashanah!

    This is why I don't go to High Holy Days services: Shit is dangerous. About an hour ago I talked to an old friend, whose mother had gone to Temple Emanu-El on Hillcrest Road and Northwest Highway for Rosh Hashanah services tonight. And my friend told me one hell of a story that I have since confirm ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 23, 2007

    You Down With JCC?

    Celebrate the Jewish arts downtown

  • News

    March 29, 2007

    Torah, Torah, Torah

    Dallas' Jewish community blossoms under the teaching of a scholarly partnership

  • Calendar

    September 7, 2006
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    August 29, 2006

    Jews for Jesus (Sorta, Kinda, Not Really)

    A singer of Hebrew spirituals: Joshua Nelson would get me to synagogue every day. Too bad he was in Dallas for one day. Sunday I told the missus I was thinking of converting to Judaism, till she reminded me I am, in fact, one of the Chosen People. Hunh. Really need to get to synagogue more; hey, I d ... More >>

  • News

    October 13, 2005

    What's in store?

    Plus: Rescued from the Reich

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    March 3, 2005

    An Irritating Woman

    Susan Diamond learned that it doesn't pay to annoy your kids' psychiatrists, even if you're a doctor

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    February 26, 2004

    In the Wolf's Mouth

    SMU's Bryan Mark Rigg uncovers the story of Hitler's Jewish soldiers

  • Film

    June 13, 2002

    Internal Despair

    In The Believer, a Jewish student explores his inner Nazi

  • Film

    April 11, 2002

    God Grief?

    Gay Orthodox Jews engage in more than just Trembling Before G-d

  • Film

    March 14, 2002

    Strong Stuff

    Time of Favor's look at Israel is fascinating and powerful

  • News

    October 12, 2000

    Paper Chase

    Texas Jewish Post Publisher Jimmy Wisch says he's being run out of town by leaders of the community he has served for 54 years. They say he's overstayed his welcome.

  • News

    September 28, 2000

    Seeker of the Lost Ark

    Vendyl Jones says he's a crusading archaeologist searching for long-lost biblical treasures. His critics sya he's more worried about self-promotion than science.

  • Calendar

    August 17, 2000

    Pass the blintzes

    The Jewish Arts Fest takes center stage

  • News

    July 6, 2000

    New-time religion

    Meditation, Buddha, and baby wipes. You call this being Jewish? Oy vey.

  • News

    June 15, 2000

    Old-time religion

    Jewish immigrants from the former Soviet Union find a ready teacher in an Orthodox congregation

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    May 11, 2000


    Man with a mission

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    May 4, 2000

    Epistle to the Jews

    Southern Baptist missionary Jim Sibley's job is to call Jews to Jesus. Is anyone listening?

  • Film

    April 13, 2000

    Faith hell

    So, there's a rabbi and a priest...wait, stop me if you've heard this one

  • News

    November 5, 1998

    Prime cut

    Religious circumciser Rabbi Michael Rovinsky is skilled, funny, and popular among both his Jewish and gentile clients. But is this mohel a brazen self-promoter who is maiming our children by doing God's work?

  • News

    July 2, 1998

    Kosher war

    High prices and low competition raise rumors that the fix is in at Dallas kosher markets

  • News

    January 8, 1998

    Not kosher

    A Dallas County Jail inmate claims his junk-food diet is religious persecution

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    December 4, 1997

    Kosher competition

    Dallas' burgeoning Jewish community sparks a battle among markets hungry for their business

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    October 16, 1997
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    October 5, 1995
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    April 20, 1995
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