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Adam Driver and John David Washington in BlacKkKlansman. Photo: Focus Features
Dayton

Movie Review By Charles Dunst, JTA In 1965, two young Jewish men, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, were murdered along with black activist James Chaney by Ku Klux Klansmen in a Southern horror memorialized in the 1988 film Mississippi Burning. My own Jew-adjacent summer camp showed the film to us

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Lamb Stew with Pomegranate
Dayton

By Shannon Sarna, thenosher.com The sweetest time of year is upon us, quite literally: It’s Rosh Hashanah. And while I know most families have their standard holiday dishes they make year after year, sometimes it’s nice to swap in a new appetizer, alternating main dish or quick but delicious new

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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 2018 September Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

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memorialcandle
Dayton

Gloria H. Brackman, age 84 of Dayton, passed away July 28. Mrs. Brackman worked for many years at Fashion Bug, where she not only sold clothing, but also expressed empathy and good will. She often wrote poetry for her customers to include with their purchase. She made people feel important

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Kriah ribbon for those in mourning
Dayton

By Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz, Temple Israel Having served as Temple Israel’s director of education for many years, I have had several conversations with parents about their children’s Jewish education. One topic stands out to me, especially at this time of year when school returns to session: holding funerals on Sunday

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Jessica Michna as Golda Meir
Dayton

Jessica Michna will present her one-woman show, Golda Meir: The Journey, on the evening of Wednesday, Aug. 22 at the Boonshoft Center for Jewish Culture and Education, presented by Hadassah, the JCC, and JFS Active Adults. The event, in honor of Israel’s 70th birthday, begins at 6:30 p.m. with an

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Rabbi Yochanan Salazar
Dayton

When Sofer (Jewish ritual scribe) Rabbi Yochanan Salazar visits Beth Abraham Synagogue to evaluate its Torah scrolls and make necessary repairs for several days, the community will be able to watch him at work during his presentation, The Art of the Jewish Scribe: A Window Into the Sofer’s World, on

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NicSalad
Dayton

By Chaya Rappoport, thenosher.com Harissa is a spicy, rich-flavored North African chili paste traditionally made with roasted red pepper, chiles, garlic, and a mixture of spices. This amped-up Niçoise salad is bright and punchy.   Notes 1. You can simplify this recipe; buy ready-made harissa. 2. Don’t stress about making

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Rachel Haug Gilbert
Dayton

With Rachel Haug Gilbert, The Dayton Jewish Observer Nikki Lapine graduated cum laude from South Texas College of Law — Houston. She is a graduate of Northmont High School and a former member of Temple Israel in Dayton. During law school, Nikki was the president of the Jewish Studies Association,

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Candace R. Kwiatek
Dayton

The Bible: Wisdom Literature Series Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer In early June, like millions of Americans across the political spectrum, I was stunned to read a public farewell letter by Charles Krauthammer just two weeks before his death. A familiar face in broadcast

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