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  • Curious @CurioCollection: #BeIntrigued at The Highland Dallas

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    1 week ago

    Want to stay in the heart of your wish-list location but you aren't sure where? Choose a hotel in the Curio Collection and you are certain to be part of the fabric of the city. If you are tired of cookie cutter hotels, where you do not know if you are in Belgium or Brussels, this...

  • Texas police officer resigns after video shows him toppling teen

    June 9, 2015 | 4:00 pm

    A Dallas-area white police officer seen in a viral video tossing a bathing suit-clad, black teenage girl to the ground resigned on Tuesday from the McKinney Police force, local broadcaster Fox 4 and others cited his lawyer as saying.

    McKinney Police Corporal Eric Casebolt had...

  • George W. Bush headlines largest Israel Bonds event since ’51 launch

    March 17, 2015 | 1:42 pm

    Former President George W. Bush headlined the largest Israel Bonds fundraiser since the organization was inaugurated in 1951.

    The event in Dallas on Monday evening drew 1,500 people and raised more than $60 million, Israel Bonds said in a statement, adding that it was the largest...

  • Ebola cases in the United States

    October 28, 2014 | 12:49 pm

    Nine cases of Ebola have been seen in the United States since the beginning of August. A Liberian man who died Oct. 8 in a Dallas, Texas, hospital was the first person diagnosed with the virus on U.S. soil.

    The latest case is a doctor in New York City who was diagnosed on Oct. 23...

  • Preparing for the worst: A Q&A with Cedars-Sinai’s director of epidemiology on Ebola

    October 21, 2014 | 4:12 pm


    The dreaded word is all over the news and causing a flurry of activity at hospitals across the nation as officials scramble to prepare for the possibility of new cases of the West African disease in the United States. So far, just three cases of Ebola have been diagnosed...

  • Second Texas nurse with Ebola had traveled by plane

    October 15, 2014 | 10:01 am

    A second Texas nurse who tested positive for Ebola after caring for a patient with the virus had traveled by jetliner a day before she reported symptoms, U.S. and airline officials said on Wednesday.

    The worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas had taken a Frontier...

  • Investigators rush to find out how Ebola struck Dallas nurse

    October 13, 2014 | 3:21 pm

    Health investigators were racing on Monday to figure out how a nurse in Texas contracted Ebola even though she used protective equipment when treating a Liberian who died of the disease in Dallas last week.

    The inquiry, reported by the Dallas Morning News, underscores the...

  • 50 years after JFK, family of Jack Ruby feels the pain

    November 13, 2013 | 5:00 pm

    We were sharing a pastrami sandwich and pickles at a Los Angeles landmark: Canter’s Deli on Fairfax. I was 24; she was nearly 50 years older, with a piercing voice as loud as her flaming red wig.

    Her name was Eva Rubenstein Grant, and she was a little-known nightclub manager the...

  • Have we forgotten what Bar Mitzvahs are all about?

    By Rabbi David Wolpe

    August 15, 2013 | 2:11 pm

    [UPDATE] The Bar Mitzvah, re-examined

    The egregious, licentious and thoroughly awful video that is circulating ‘celebrating’ a Bar Mitzvah contains so much that is offensive that it requires restraint to hold oneself to three ways in which this display slaughters the spirit....

  • Bar mitzvah video boy’s mom: ‘He’s got friends at Neiman Marcus’

    August 13, 2013 | 1:51 pm

    For most boys reaching bar mitzvah age, donning a prayer shawl is exciting enough. But Sam Horowitz of Dallas knew he wanted more.

    Horowitz, the star of a newly viral bar mitzvah video (the bar mitzvah actually happened last year), donned a sparkly white suit for the occasion and...

  • Rabbis to Boy Scouts: Lift ban on gay members

    May 22, 2013 | 10:39 am

    More than 500 rabbis and cantors urged the Boy Scouts of America to drop its ban on homosexual members when the youth group’s National Council convenes in Dallas this week.

    Representatives of the Reform, Conservative and Reconstructionist movements signed the letter, which was...

  • Kristina L.

    November 28, 2012 | 3:26 pm

    Most Jewish parents don’t name their child Kristina, but Ukraine — when it was still the former Soviet Union — was very secular. “So my parents just gave me what was the cool, European name of the moment, not wanting to give me some very traditional and typical Russian name like...

  • The Bachelorette Recap – Hometown Dates

    By Ilana Angel

    July 3, 2012 | 6:36 pm

    We are back in the States, which is both good and bad.  Good because it means we are close to the end, and bad because it means we have to sit through a lot of recapping.  Emily needs to reflect on all her travels and the four men she has left.  I’m not big on reality television...

  • Thousands turn out for kosher chili contest in Dallas

    March 20, 2012 | 12:49 pm

    Temple Shalom won the first turkey chili competition at the Kosher Chili Cook-Off in Dallas.

    More than 4,500 chili fans attended the competition at Tiferet Israel in Dallas.

    As always, the event featured meat and vegetarian categories, but turkey was added to the mix as the...

  • Millionaire Matchmaker & Most Eligible Dallas are Really, Really, Really Bad

    By Ilana Angel

    August 15, 2011 | 10:37 pm

    Bravo is home to some great reality television.  Now it is also home to two of the worst shows on television.  I sat through Millionaire Matchmaker and Most Eligible Dallas tonight.  It was painful and really awful. Do they really think we will watch again?  These two shows totally...

  • Giving a boost to Jewish life in the South

    April 21, 2011 | 4:02 pm

    As Allie Goldman’s plane was making its descent on the blazing 97-degree Midland/Odessa airport in west Texas, the landscape dotted with oil dykes looked foreign to the Dallas native even though it was the same state.

    But Goldman’s work schedule for the weekend was familiar:...

  • Dallas man steals foot from Jewish corpse

    May 3, 2010 | 9:35 am

    A Dallas man stole a foot from a corpse in a Jewish cemetery.

    Daniel Wayne Staley, 18, will be charged with abuse of a human corpse, the Dallas Morning News reported. Staley, who was out on bail for threatening to blow up a Dallas-area office building in March, was being held last...