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Courthouse Square, Downtown Dayton. Photo: DCVB.
Dayton

By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer The Jewish Federation’s message to the community about the KKK-affiliated Honorable Sacred Knights of Indiana’s planned May 25 rally at Dayton’s Courthouse Square: don’t be there. “It is a dangerous situation,” Jewish Community Relations Council Director Rabbi Ari Ballaban said of the Klan

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Partners Isaac Pollack (L), 1836-1908, and Sol Rauh, 1835-1915, Dayton’s first wholesale liquor distributors, were noted for their Jewish and general philanthropy. Images: Cox Media Group.
Dayton

On the centennial of Prohibition in Ohio, a look back at the celebrated leaders of Dayton’s liquor industry — and how Dayton’s Jews navigated Prohibition By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer It’s not commonly remembered today that for centuries, Jews were involved in all aspects of the liquor business

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Masha Kisel
Dayton

New Column: A Bisel Kisel with Masha Kisel, The Dayton Jewish Observer We decided to spend part of our honeymoon in Krakow because I wanted to share with my new husband “a magical city” that I knew and loved well. I fell in love with Polish language and literature in

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Ben Wainblat in Magen David Adom gear
Dayton

By Ben Wainblat “Ah yes, your luggage is in Moscow.” This is how I started my month-long visit to Israel as I stood at the help desk at Ben Gurion Airport. I wouldn’t have made it through 3.5 years of medical school without some resilience in my step. I took

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Dayton

By Rabbi Judy Chessin, Temple Beth Or Time magazine quoted a prominent politician: “Last week…our nation…cast aside all but the last veil of pretense seeking to make the faith of one religious community a public national referendum in the U.S.” No, this wasn’t a tweet from Congressional Rep. Ilhan Omar,

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Hal Linden (R) and Ryan Ochoa in The Samuel Project. Photo: in8 Releasing.
Dayton

Q&A with the veteran performer about The Samuel Project By Darren Paltrowitz, Jewish Journal LOS ANGELES — A legend in the world of entertainment, Hal Linden is a Tony winner, Emmy winner, and multiple Golden Globe nominee. While he made a big splash as the title character on the classic

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Temple Sholom, Springfield, Ohio
Dayton

In collaboration with Christ Episcopal Church, High Street United Methodist Church, and Wittenberg Campus Ministry, Temple Sholom in Springfield will host three talks by Dr. Julie Galambush, associate professor emerita of religious studies at the College of William and Mary, April 30 and May 1. Galambush is the author of

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Detail of Joseph and Potiphar’s Wife, etching by Rembrandt, 1634
Dayton

The Bible: Wisdom Literature Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer I recently checked out the unexpectedly successful movie Unplanned. Based on the true story of Abby Johnson, it portrays her eight-year rise from a Planned Parenthood volunteer to one of its youngest clinic directors. Having

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Pickle brined schnitzel
Dayton

By Chaya Rappoport, The Nosher If you love pickles, you might often be left with jars and jars of leftover pickle juice. Before you throw out that brine, there are actually so many ways to use it. And while you can definitely make a good briny cocktail with that leftover

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Dayton

Look for The Adventures of Bark Mitzvah Boy each month in The Dayton Jewish Observer and at this site.     To read the complete May 2019 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

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