Yom Kippur

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    October 3, 2014

    The 10 Biggest Sins of Dallas Diners, in Honor of Yom Kippur

    The somber Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur begins at sundown, extending until precisely 7:44 p.m. tomorrow. So while you all are stuffing your faces with festival barbecue, Oktoberfest beers, fried fair fare and pumpkin-flavored everything, I, and millions of other Jewish folk, will be consuming absolu ... More >>

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    November 21, 2011

    100 Holidays Ranked By Deliciousness

    Known: Thanksgiving is one of the best food holidays ever. So, where do the other 99 holidays we could think of rank? We're so glad you asked. 1. Day After Thanksgiving: All the food, none of the family. Plus you get Leftovers Sandwiches. Choose to deny that this is the best food holiday of all foo ... More >>

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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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    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 21, 2010

    Schnapps: It's Not Just for Puking Anymore

    Clear Creek Distillery founder Steve McCarthy​When I spoke to Tina Wasserman last week about the best foods to eat after a 25-hour fast, she sensibly recommended bagels and cream cheese. She didn't mention hard liquor. But there's a tradition of ending the annual Yom Kippur fast with a "bisse ... More >>

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    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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    October 21, 2008

    In Wake of Local Bishops' Joint Statement, Catholics for Change is Born

    A sign carried during last Wednesday's protest outside the Roman Catholic Diocese of Dallas As you're no doubt aware, on October 8 Bishop Kevin Farrell of Dallas and Bishop Kevin Vann of Fort Worth made public a joint statement in which they told their congregations, “To vote for a candidate who s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2008

    If You Thought the Convention Center Hotel Fight Was Ugly, Just Wait

    This guy was collecting petitions for the no-hotel folks at the Dallas Farmers Market a few weeks back. And he didn't seem too "over the top" to us, but little is. On their Web site, the Build the Hotel folks are accusing the Don't Build the Hotel folks of being "manipulative, misleading and over th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2007

    At Last, a Reason to Go to Temple -- For Yet Another Trinity Toll Road Forum, Oy

    Architect Bob Meckfessel .. or former Dallas Observer editor Peter Elkind? I rarely go to shul, and when I do, it's usually for something unusual -- like, oh, a mayoral-candidates forum or a Trinity toll-road referendum debate. And, see, Temple Emanu-El does it right: Sure, you have to get up a litt ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    October 2, 2006

    Guitars in a Van--That's Quite the Gamble

    Some of the guitars in this pic of the Riverboat Gamblers probably aren't around anymore. At least, they aren't in the band's possession at this point. Happens all the time: Band goes on the road, band plays small club, band parks van in front of small club, band goes to get a bite to eat, band retu ... More >>