Spiritual Kneading Through the Jewish Months: Building the Sacred through Challah By Dahlia Abraham-Klein • Shamashi Press • 166 Pages • $24.95 Review By Etta King, Jewish Women’s Archive Exclamations of pride and wonder filled the room when we filed into the kitchen and found that the dough we had carefully
The Jewish Internet with Mark Mietkiewicz, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Last month, we looked at how to spot rumors and hoaxes that are circulated (and re-circulated) on the Internet. Now it’s time to take a little quiz. See if you can determine fact from fiction. Rumors 1. Around
Leshon Ima, The Mother Tongue, with Dr. Rachel Zohar Dulin, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Even though summer is here and the flu season is hopefully behind us, sneezing and coughing are probably here to stay. In many cultures around the world, sneezing is perceived as either a symptom
By Marc Katz and Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Felix Garfunkel was lucky. He lived. The Holocaust survivor found his life’s love in Erika, had three children, became a doctor and has lived since 1958 in the United States, mostly in the Dayton area, where he is now retired.
Jew in the Christian World By Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer Immortalized in the most popular of Christian folk-hymns, grace seems an unlikely topic for a Jewish Bible study class. Well-known to Christians, the term is generally familiar to Jewish audiences only in the expression grace after meals
Jew in the Christian world Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer Following a two-year courtship, Conservative synagogues B’nai Tzedek and Ohav Shalom in Cincinnati recently joined together in a marriage ceremony, forming Congregation Etz Chaim. Attended by hundreds dressed in tuxedos and gowns, it was
Jew in the Christian world Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer During a book discussion that raised questions about Jewish history, rituals, and beliefs, one of the Christian attendees said to me, “Thank you so much for your comments. I’ve met Jewish people before, but
By Rabbi Shmuel Klatzkin, Chabad of Greater Dayton There were many reasons why my path should never have crossed that of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, whose 20th yahrzeit (anniversary of his death) the world has just marked. My Jewish experience was limited to the liberal variety, and my
Dayton’s Jews of color share their stories By Michelle Tedford, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Janice Davies-May’s most recent steps on her lifelong spiritual journey were down the hallway at Temple Israel. It was the first Shabbat after her Oct. 19 Bat Mitzvah with the temple’s adult B’nai Mitzvah class.