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The Ten Commandments: A Series Jewish Family Identity Forum By Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer April 2010 Ba’al. Moloch. Ra. Aphrodite.  Zeus. In ancient days, people worshipped multiple gods who, they believed, controlled what they could see in the natural world around them: the sun, the seasons, childbirth,

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Jewish Family Identity Forum A series by Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer March 2010 “If there is no God, all is permitted,” argues Ivan Karamazov in Doestoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov. After all, without God, who then has the authority to determine right and wrong? The state? Its laws

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Jewish Family Identity Forum A series by Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer February 2010 It would appear that the Ten Commandments have become quite popular lately. After all, you can go into any bookstore and find “The Ten Commandments of…” marriage bliss, fund raising, trimming tax bills, positive

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  Formally and informally, local Jews and Muslims get to know each other By Martha Moody Jacobs, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer, January 2011 It’s a feeling some Jews might relate to. Ramzieh Azmeh says the biggest thing she noticed as a head-scarf wearing Muslim woman after 9/11 was

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An orphan who became a rabbi, David Lefkowitz worked for the betterment of all Dayton citizens By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Rabbi David Lefkowitz had served Dayton’s B’nai Jeshurun Congregation (now Temple Israel) for 10 years when he arranged a meeting to improve the quality of life for

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By Samuel Heider, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer September 2009 My name is Samuel Heider. I was born in Poland in a small village by the name of Biljkow, 70 kilometers from Warsaw. I was the son of very religious Jewish farmers. My father, oleh hashalom, was a gerer

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      By Rabbi Bernard Barsky, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer No matter who sits in the White House, the abortion issue will continue to trouble American politics for the foreseeable future. Not only is there concern about the make-up of the Supreme Court under a new president;

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