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Tina Wasserman on Breaking the Fast for Yom Kippur

9 years ago by Hanna Raskin
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 diners and food (Chinese buffets work well.) But what's the best strategy for those ambitious hosts and hostesses who...
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Brad Sham to Call Yom Kippur, Tony Romo

10 years ago by Richie Whitt
As he's done (almost) every year since 1977, Brad Sham will tonight show up before kickoff to call a Dallas Cowboys game on radio. But Sham has never arrived quite like this. The only "Voice of the Cowboys" I ever remember will be accompanied by a police escort en route...
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If You Need Me on Yom Kippur: The Mecum Car Auction's Coming to Dallas

8 years ago by Robert Wilonsky
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 occasional free Saturday nights watching...
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The 10 Biggest Sins of Dallas Diners, in Honor of Yom Kippur

5 years ago by foodbitch
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 absolutely nothing. No food, no...
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Texas Oh Jew: UT Student Government Wants 2011 Red River Shootout Moved Off Yom Kippur

9 years ago by Robert Wilonsky
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 demanding school officials reschedule next year's Red River ShootoutRivalry. At the moment, and probably for good, Texas-OU's scheduled to take...
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For Your Yom Kippur Listening Pleasure: Jimi! Willie! Fort Worth! (No, Not Together.)

9 years ago by Robert Wilonsky
​First off: G'mar chatimah tovah. Now, then.When I posted the link to that Feb. '68 Jimi Hendrix Experience show at the Music Hall at Fair Park a few weeks back, I espied the set list for the next night's follow-up at the Will Rogers Auditorium -- a little different, mostly...
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How to Spend Your Fourth of July and New Year's Day. Yom Kippur? Yer On Your Own.

11 years ago by Robert Wilonsky
Two items from the community bulletin board, beginning with the more pressing item of business: how to spend the Fourth of July. Last year, a few Unfair Park'ers actually went to the Fair Park Fourth -- as did one, ahem, "PDiddy," who noted in our wrap-up that the fireworks were...
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"Where Are My Pants?" Or: So This Is Why Tom Hicks Is Hanging on to the Dallas Stars.

10 years ago by Robert Wilonsky
A Friend of Unfair Park just shot me a link to the Dallas Stars' latest "Ice Girls" promo. Seriously, he couldn't have done that before Yom Kippur? En. Joy...
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"You Know, I Used to be a Cheerleader."

10 years ago by Robert Wilonsky
Maybe you heard: George W. Bush stopped by Mustangs football practice this morning, where he told the team to "win one for Yom Kippur." Thanks to the SMU media relations department for this end-of-the-day keeper. ...
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Sean Avery Will Tolerate Your Style Questions, But Only to a Point

11 years ago by Robert Wilonsky
Over at AskMen.com, where new Dallas Star and soon-to-be movie subject Sean Avery is some kind of a "style correspondent," the former Vogue intern's taking your fashion questions. And while most are practical Q's with helpful A's -- among them, if you must, "What’s the simplest way to update your...

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