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Titi Aynaw, Miss Israel 2013, shares her story with students at Miami University’s Hillel in Oxford, Nov. 6
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With Rachel Haug Gilbert, The Dayton Jewish Observer At the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired of Ohio conference in October, Hallie Greenfield was honored as the 2018 Outstanding Ohio Orientation and Mobility Specialist. In addition, she was awarded the biannual J. Kenneth Cozier Memorial

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U.S. District Court Judge Walter H. Rice delivers an address Oct. 30 at the Dayton area Jewish community’s memorial for the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre. Photo: Peter Wine.
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By Walter H. Rice Senior U.S. District Court Judge for the Southern District of Ohio Walter H. Rice delivered this keynote address on Oct. 30 at the Dayton area Jewish community’s memorial for the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre. I am neither a rabbi nor a faith-based leader; nor

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Standing for the U.S. National Anthem at Temple Israel on Oct. 30 during the Dayton area Jewish community’s memorial for the victims of the Oct. 27 Pittsburgh synagogue massacre (L to R): Rabbi Nochum Mangel, Chabad of Greater Dayton; Rabbi Joshua Ginsberg, Beth Abraham Synagogue; Rabbi Judy Chessin, Temple Beth Or; and Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz, Temple Israel. Photo: Peter Wine.
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By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer More than 1,300 people from a mosaic of religious, cultural, and ethnic communities across the Miami Valley came together at Temple Israel on the evening of Oct. 30 to remember the 11 Jews murdered in a Pittsburgh synagogue by an antisemitic gunman three

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By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Two days after its 41st Annual Friendship Dinner, The National Conference For Community and Justice of Greater Dayton issued an apology “to our guests and especially members of the Jewish community in attendance for the prayer offered before dinner.” In her Oct. 31

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At the annual International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries Gala Dinner, Nov. 4, Rockland Community College, Suffern, N.Y. Photo: Itzik Roytman/Chabad.org.
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By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer “You know what I’ve always wanted to do?” I said to Motti Seligson and Chaim Landa of Chabad.org when I caught up with them at a conference this summer. “I’ve always wanted to attend the Chabad emissaries annual dinner.” “Let’s do it!” they

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Steven Skybell leads the cast of National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene’s production of Fiddler On The Roof In Yiddish, directed by Joel Grey. Photo: Victor Nechay/ProperPix.
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Folksbiene’s Yiddish Fiddler raises the roof in New York Theatre Review By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer When the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene opened its production of Fiddler On The Roof In Yiddish in July, few would have guessed it would be running five months later — and on

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japanese-style latkes
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By Sonya Sanford, The Nosher The Japanese word okonomiyaki is derived from two words: okonomi, “how you like it,” and yaki, “grill.” Okonomiyaki is a customizable Japanese savory vegetable pancake. Like a latke, it gets cooked in oil in a fritter formation. Unlike a latke, it’s usually made into a

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Hanukkah Menorah
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By Rabbi Ari Ballaban, Temple Beth Or Like many Jews, I have a little bit of family in Israel. The Israeli side of my family (cousins, aunts and uncles) moved there in the wake of the Holocaust, around the same time that the rest of my family who survived the

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By Rena Neiger, Special To The Dayton Observer Last year, University of Dayton School of Law Prof. Emeritus Dennis Turner heard a story of heroism that inspired him on the spot to write a book. In his March 2018 work of historical fiction — What Did You Do in the

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Candace R. Kwiatek
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The Bible: Wisdom Literature Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer Everywhere in the world it’s becoming commonplace to encounter entrance barricades, locked doors, surveillance cameras, and security officers at synagogues, JCCs, schools, and other Jewish facilities. Sadly, the danger is ubiquitous, even in the United

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