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Eruv Tov: Austin No Longer Largest U.S. City Without Jewish Ritual Enclosure
By Rebecca S. Cohen

Rabbi Daniel Millner showing how the lechi and wires intersect."Do you want to see the eruv?” Rabbi Dan Millner asks. He opens a simple cabinet in Education Building Room 239 that serves, for the time being, as a meeting room and chapel for Congregation Tiferet Israel.

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Yiddish Makes a Comeback at UT
By Tonyia Cone

Itzik Gottesman, who taught Yiddish at the University of Texas from 1991 through 2000, was recently asked to return.Yiddish is making a comeback, at the University of Texas at Austin at least. The Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies has recently sponsored some Yiddish events, including a showing of the film "Tevye," followed by a question and answer session in March and a talk in April given by Leonard Greenspoon, the Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization at Creighton University.

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Record-Breaking Mosaic Crowd Raises More Than $735,000
Women�s Division Co-Chairs Lauren Halpern  and Caryn Abraham, Keith Zimmerman, Generations Co-ChairThe 16th Annual Women's Division Mosaic Luncheon held on March 30, chaired by the mother/daughter duo Shelley Zausmer and Hillary Lande, brought together generations of women in our community for a day of inspiration and philanthropy.

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University of Texas Student Government Rejects Israel BDS Resolution
By Samantha Ketterer, The Daily Texan
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Credit: Rabbi Daniel SeptimusAfter weeks of contentious debate, the Student Government Assembly voted against a divestment resolution which would have asked the UT System Investment Management Company (UTIMCO) to pull investments from five corporations that the resolution claimed "facilitate in the oppression of the Palestinian people by the State of Israel." 

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Inside Outlook: Israel Proud
By Jay Rubin

Jay RubinThe flag of Israel (along with the American and Texas flags) flies proudly on the Dell Jewish Community Campus each and every day.

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Moishe House Gives Young Austinites Opportunity to Form Home-Based Community
By Tonyia Cone

Residents Lori Finkel, Ilana Ellison and Yael Brown standing outside Moishe House Austin as they prepare for their first housewarming program. Courtesy: Moishe House AustinAfter college, Lori Finkel found that she did not identify with mainstream Judaism and could not find a place where she connected with what was going on. The young adult groups and synagogues were not a good fit for her. Then she found Moishe House.

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