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Temple Beth Israel-Shaare Zedek in Lima. Facebook.
Dayton

By Jane Kaufman, Cleveland Jewish News Police have linked the spraying of Temple Beth Israel-Shaare Zedek in Lima with BB gunshots with three similar incidents in Shawnee Township and two men were referred to a grand jury, according to the Shawnee Township police chief. “What can be relayed at this

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Scott Halasz, The Marvelous Mr. Mazel
Dayton

Unintended coincidences helped make for a pretty good book written by Samuel Dorf, associate professor of musicology at UD. Performing Antiquity: Ancient Greek Music and Dance from Paris to Delphi, 1890-1930, released in 2018, tells the captivating story about some of the most intriguing characters involved in ancient Greek music

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Candace R. Kwiatek
Dayton

The Bible: Wisdom Literature Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer The internet offers a birds-eye view of a growing tribalism in America. Sports headlines from 2018 alone are a case in point. Fight breaks out in stands between Brewers, Cubs fans. Redskins and Jets Brawl…fans

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Rabbi Cary Kozberg
Dayton

By Rabbi Cary Kozberg, Temple Sholom, Springfield “Remember what Amalek did to you on the way, when you went out of Egypt, how he happened upon you on the way and cut off all the stragglers at your rear when you were faint and weary, and he did not fear

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Guava Hamantashen
Dayton

By Sandy Leibowitz, The Nosher Guava, or guayaba in Spanish, is native to tropical areas such as Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. Because of its proximity and availability, the fruit is a part of many Latino cuisines. Guavas have a strong tropical fragrance and floral taste notes

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BMB.indd
Dayton

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

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memorialcandle
Dayton

Lenora S. Fahrer, age 94 of Dayton, passed away Feb. 9. She was preceded in death by her mother, Fannye Budnick Salman, and her husband, Morton Jack Fahrer. She is survived by her sons, Victor, Ted, and Ed; daughters, Sandra and Sharon; grandchildren, Adam, Jesse, Jeffrey, Kevin, Beth and Max;

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Max.indd
Dayton

By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Until just a few years ago, if visitors to Oakwood’s Wright Memorial Public Library ventured to the basement to browse its video section, they would encounter a portrait of Max Kohnop on a wall above hundreds of DVDs. But over the months leading

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A traditional part of the Jewish wedding ceremony is the groom breaking a wine glass with his foot
Dayton

By Rena Neiger, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer “It is not good for a person to be alone” is the first statement in the Torah about human nature, Beth Abraham Synagogue’s Rabbi Joshua Ginsberg says. “The Kabalah teaches that two parts of the wedding couple are plag neshamata, or

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Mr. Mazel, Scott Halasz
Dayton

As a newspaper reporter, I try to stick my nose for news wherever I can. But sometimes the news comes to me when I least expect it. Such was the case last week when I ran into Marni Flagel at the Boonshoft Center for Jewish Culture and Education. Always the

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