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Rabbi Tina Sobo, Temple Israel
Dayton

By Rabbi Tina Sobo, Temple Israel We are taught as Jews that we are to “walk in God’s ways (Deut 26:17),” which among interpretations in the Talmud means to do as God does: clothe the naked as God did for Adam and Eve, visit the sick as God did for

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The Daughters of Zelophehad, from the 1908 Bible and Its Story Taught by One Thousand Picture Lessons
Dayton

The Bible: Wisdom Literature Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek My 5-year-old granddaughter’s favorite birthday present this year was Amy Rosenthal’s Dear Girl, a charming book with an empowering message about being uniquely yourself. Her mother texted: “While reading she looked up and said, ‘This makes my heart happy.’”

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Russian-meatballs-main
Dayton

By Sonya Sanford, The Nosher What makes Russian meatballs, tefteli, different from other kinds? They are typically made with rice rather than breadcrumbs. Some folks make them with beef, some with chicken or turkey. Some cooks dust the meatballs in flour and then brown them before adding them to the

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Coexistence
Dayton

A delegation of Jewish, Muslim, and Christian women from Israel will share stories of how they have developed strong friendships when they facilitate the Partnership2Gether program, Women Leading A Dialogue: A Multicultural Women’s Empowerment Dinner, at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at the Boonshoft CJCE, 525 Versailles Dr., Centerville.

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Jewish Theological Seminary Professor Dr. Benjamin Sommer
Dayton

Dr. Benjamin Sommer, professor of Bible and ancient Semitic languages with Jewish Theological Seminary, will be the keynote speaker for the 40th Annual Ryterband Symposium, on Thursday, Nov. 8 at United Theological Seminary, 4501 Denlinger Rd., Trotwood. Sommer joined the JTS faculty as professor of Bible in 2008. Previously, he

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BMB.indd
Dayton

Look for The Adventures of Bark Mitzvah Boy each month in The Dayton Jewish Observer and at this site.     To read the complete November 2018 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

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memorialcandle
Dayton

Gregory Alan Smith, M.D., age 63, formerly of Dayton, passed away Sept. 29 in Tucson. Dr. Smith was a retired anesthesiologist who practiced medicine in Cincinnati, South Bend, and Tucson. He was a graduate of Fairview High School, Kent State University, and received his M.D. from Toledo Medical School. Dr.

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Shattered storefront of a Jewish-owned shop destroyed during Kristallnacht (the "Night of Broken Glass"). Berlin, Germany, November 10, 1938.
— National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md.
Dayton

Three events across the Miami Valley will remember the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass — Nov. 9 and 10, 1938 — considered the start of the Holocaust. University of Dayton The University of Dayton will hold a candlelight ceremony with testimony and musical remembrance  for Kristallnacht at 5

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Joshua Nelson
Dayton

By Robert Wiener, New Jersey Jewish News When he was 8 years old, Joshua Nelson made a discovery that would influence his entire life. Buried within his grandmother’s record collection he found a Mahalia Jackson album which included the song, Walk in Jerusalem. “I had heard gospel music before, but

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Dr. Jules Sherman. Photo: Ohio's Hospice of Dayton.
Dayton

‘I do what I can, with my heart’ By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer It was 1979 when oncologist Dr. Jules Sherman first connected with Hospice of Dayton. “Within a year of starting my practice, I met Betty Schmoll, who was the nurse that started Hospice of Dayton,” Sherman,

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