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Ahead Of Her Time Review, March 2011 Film Review by Michael Fox, Special To The Observer  Ruth Gruber It was a volatile, uncertain and anxious world in which Ruth Gruber came of age in the late 1920s and early ‘30s. But it was also surprisingly open to exploration for a

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Ajami review, March 2011 A scene from Ajami Film Review by Michael Fox, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Even by the high standards set by Israeli films in the last few years, Ajami is a knockout. A crackling urban drama shot with unblinking realism and steeped in astringent Middle

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Religion, March 2011 By Rabbi Samuel B. Press, Rabbi Emeritus, Beth Abraham Synagogue  As we approach the observance and celebration of Purim, I choose to share selected thoughts on the holiday, ideas which may serve as a catalyst for our own reflections. Rabbi Samuel B. Press The lodestone which initiates

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Bone marrow registry, April 2011 By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Cantor Joyce Dumtschin About eight years ago, Cantor Joyce Dumtschin of Temple Beth Or was at a conference for Jewish educators, listening to a presentation from the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation, North America’s Jewish bone marrow

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The Power of Half, April 2011 Author to share message for Jewish community’s Mitzvah Week By Masada Siegel Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Life is about perspective. Do you see the glass as half empty or half full? More importantly, what can you do to impact the world in

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Matter of Size review, April 2011 Scene from A Matter of Size Film Review By Michael Fox, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Ruthlessly and riotously, A Matter of Size (Sipur Gadol) proves once and for all that Israel is the world’s capital of tough love. Four seriously overweight friends,

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Nora’s Will review, April 2011 Film Review By Michael Fox, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer  Scene from Nora’s Will The desire to reconcile with dead loved ones — to say what was never said and to understand what was never explained — is powerful and universal. Yet 60-something José

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Interview with Al Rosen, April 2011 By Michael Fox, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Al Rosen in Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story On his way to becoming a perennial All-Star in the mid-1950s, Indians clean-up hitter Al Rosen received more than his share of barbs from opposing

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Religion, April 2011 By Rabbi Haviva Horvitz, Temple Beth Sholom, Middletown The Passover Seder is more than simply an excuse to bring the family together for a nice meal. It is intended to be an educational experience as well.   That is one reason for the special book with step

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Passover recipes, April 2011 By Linda Morel, JTA Chocolate Mousse Meringue Layer Cake is one of the Passover goodies featured in Paula Shoyer’s The Kosher Baker With all the restrictions, are decent desserts even possible during Passover? “My particular talent is working around restriction,” says Paula Shoyer, author of The

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