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The book Jewish Community of Dayton features more than 200 images, including this portrait of the combined Beth Abraham/Beth Jacob Bar Mitzvah Class of 1937-38 shown on the bima (stage) at Beth Jacob. Photo: Beth Abraham Synagogue.
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By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer “He Who blessed our forefathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob — may He bless this entire holy congregation along with all the holy congregations . . . and those who dedicate synagogues for prayer and those who enter them to pray, and those who

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IDF Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Nitzan Nuriel briefs Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley (Center) and West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio at the Gaza border as part of their AJC Project Interchange trip to Israel, May 9. Photo: AJC.
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Whaley concerned that support for Jewish state could become a partisan issue By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer In the American Jewish Committee’s briefing before Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley chaired a delegation of four U.S. mayors to Israel in May, AJC’s Melanie Maron Pell told the participants, “If you

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According to Screen Education’s 2017 study of session one campers at Camp Livingston, 92 percent experienced gladness and 41 percent experienced frustration at having no smartphone access at camp. Photo: Camp Livingston.
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Cincinnati-based study to be broadened to more Jewish overnight camps this summer By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer A study last year at a Jewish overnight camp serving the region concluded that its campers are far more glad than frustrated to be disconnected from their smartphones while there. This

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Naomi entreating Ruth and Orpah to return to the land of Moab by William Blake, 1795 .
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The Bible: Wisdom Literature Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer Humorous Chelm stories. Mystical Golem legends. Inspirational Chasidic tales. Folklore is part of the rich oral and written literary tradition in nearly every culture, Judaism included. “Every major historical and cultural period of Jewish history

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An Angel Prevents the Sacrifice of Isaac, Rembrandt, circa 1635.
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By Rabbi Cary Kozberg, Temple Sholom, Springfield “Assail the Midianites and defeat them for they assailed you by the trickery they practiced against you (Num. 25:16-18).” This is God’s command to Moses, after rewarding Aaron’s grandson Pinchas for his response to a public and wanton act of apostasy committed by

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with Rachel Haug Gilbert, The Dayton Jewish Observer The Dayton Chapter of the American Advertising Federation awarded Linda Kahn, CEO and director of media services at The Ohlmann Group, with its Best Media Buyer Mercury Award. This was among five Mercury Awards The Ohlmann Group received this year from Dayton’s

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By Shannon Sarna, thenosher.com Babka is an Eastern European yeasted cake with deep Jewish roots and great American popularity. One of babka’s most notorious moments was in an episode of Seinfeld: Jerry and Elaine head to Royal Bakery to pick up babka for a dinner party, and when there is

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

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Rose Marie Mauch, age 80 of Kettering, passed away June 10. She was born July 29, 1937 in Lebanon, Ohio. After graduating from Patterson Co-op High School, Mrs. Mauch received an art education from Sinclair College. She retired from Nationwide Insurance following a stroke that left her unable to communicate

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Left: Rich Begel, founder of the Miami Valley Klezmer Ensemble. Right: Veteran Israeli broadcast journalist David Ze'ev Jablinowitz.
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By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Along with the nosh, drink, vendors, and live animals we’ve come to expect at Temple Israel’s Jewish Cultural Festival, this year’s version will feature a new klezmer band — based here in Dayton — and a talk with one of Israel’s most seasoned

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