Mayor of Jerusalem Hussein al-Husayni (center, with cane and cigarette) and his entourage attempt to deliver the Turkish governor's letter surrendering the city to Sgts. James Sedgwick and Frederick Hurcombe of 2/19th Battalion, London Regiment, outside Jerusalem's western limits, Dec. 9, 1917. Photo: Lewis Larsson.
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By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Few at Israel’s commemoration in December marking the centennial of the surrender of Jerusalem to the British during World War I would know that the main portion of the surrender flag is housed at a museum in Greenville, Ohio. And visitors to the

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Women’s Interfaith Discussion organizers (L to R) Sister Jeanette Buehler, Bushra Shahid, and Phyllis Pavlofsky Allen at the Dayton Fazl-I-Umar Mosque. Photo: Marshall Weiss.
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By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Four years ago, Bushra Shahid, a member of Dayton’s Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, decided the time was right to start an interfaith discussion group for women. Born in Africa and raised in her parents’ native Pakistan since her teens, Shahid knew little about other

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By Marc Katz, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer As you might expect, a book entitled A Gastroenterologist’s Guide to Gut Health: Everything You Need to Know About Colonoscopy, Digestive Diseases, and Healthy Eating, lends itself to some bathroom humor. Even Dr. David Novick, the author of the book, initially leaned

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By Judy Bolton-Fasman, jewishboston.com Eighteen holidays. Fifty-one rabbis. One calendar year. Welcome to Abigail Pogrebin’s pursuit of Jewish knowledge and spirituality, as presented in her new book. My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew grew out of a compelling series called My Year of Living Jewishly that Pogrebin published

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with Rachel Haug Gilbert, The Dayton Jewish Observer Dr. Allan Katz was inducted as an Air Force Research Fellow at a ceremony held at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Allan leads the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate program to develop ceramic matrix composites capable of operating in turbine

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By Rabbi Joshua Ginsberg, Beth Abraham Synagogue If latkes could talk, what would they tell us? The Latke Song, a fun tune by the late Debbie Friedman, channels everyone’s favorite Chanukah food, and answers this very question. You can hear many covers of this popular song on YouTube. Latkes, Yiddish

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Jacob's Dream by William Blake, circa 1805.
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Turning to Spirituality Series Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer Soul mate. Lost soul. Good for the soul. Sell one’s soul. Despite today’s rampant secularism, there’s a lot of “soul searching” going on in science, religion, philosophy, and daily life. Google the word “soul” and

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By Marc Katz, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Since Lipman Pike was the first known professional Jewish baseball player, and he began his career in 1871, he’s certainly a good place to begin a discussion of baseball cards featuring Jewish players. This is the opening pitch for The Jewish

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By Megan Wolf, JTA The holidays are a wonderful time to share meals with friends and family — but must they be heavy and calorie filled? For Chanukah, this simple and tasty Asian-inspired menu uses oil per the holiday tradition, but it’s low in calories and rich in flavors, colors

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By Samantha Ferraro, The Nosher Every year I create a new latke recipe for the Chanukah season. Potatoes are so last year, but roots and vegetables are trending now. Plantain chips are among my favorite treats; put a bag in front of me and it’s over. I blame my East

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