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Children of the Bible Series Jewish Family Identity Forum By Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer “Hold it right there!” Adam says to Eve. “Say cheese…OK, got it.” “Well, Adam,” Eve says, looking at the snapshot, “the fields in the background look great, but it’s not the best shot

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Children of the Bible: A New Series Jewish Family Identity Forum By Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer Open a family photo album and you’re likely to find myriad snapshots of children waving food-filled spoons, chasing runaway kittens, climbing slide ladders, and wearing grown-ups’ shoes. If you look closely,

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The Ten Commandments: A series Jewish Family Identity Forum By Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer, November 2010 In the Talmud we learn that “The signature of God is truth. (BT Shabbat 55a).” Since the Torah teaches we are created in God’s image, shouldn’t we aspire to be known

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The Ten Commandments: A series Jewish Family Identity Forum By Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer, October 2010 Running late, I glanced hurriedly at my receipt as I left the checkout lane of a local discount store. Oh no! The small CD player I’d picked up on sale did

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The Ten Commandments: A series Jewish Family Identity Forum By Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer, September 2010 In 1631, a typesetting error by London’s royal printers resulted in a King James edition infamously known as the “Wicked Bible.” The omission of the word “not” left the Seventh Commandment

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The Ten Commandments: A series Jewish Family Identity Forum By Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer, August 2010 The problem with translations is that they can be misleading, missing the nuances or peculiarities of the original language. In the case of the Sixth Commandment, however, the King James version

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The Ten Commandments: A series Jewish Family Identity Forum By Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer, July 2010 From the very first word, the Fifth Commandment — “Honor your father and your mother, in order that your days may be prolonged on the soil that the Lord your God

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The Ten Commandments: A series Jewish Family Identity Forum By Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer, June 2010 It has been a season of simchas. Among our extended family and friends have been numerous weddings and graduations, two birthdays, a military commission ceremony, a Bat Mitzvah, a brit, and

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The Ten Commandments: A series Jewish Family Identity Forum By Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer, May 2010 You’d think the current trends to get God out of the public arena — no prayer in schools, no commandments in courthouses, no crosses on city seals — would have made

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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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