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Lipa Schmeltzer’s Believe in a Miracle
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The Jewish Internet with Mark Mietkiewicz, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Far be it from me to question the resilience and immortal appeal of tunes like Oh, Chanukah! Oh, Chanukah! and Sevivon. But if Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel is boring a hole in your head, there are some lovely recent

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Rachel Haug Gilbert
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With Rachel Haug Gilbert, The Dayton Jewish Observer The Dayton Chapter of the Federal Bar Association will honor U.S. District Court Judge Walter H. Rice for his more than 45 years of service to the judiciary and the Dayton community, with a dinner on Dec. 1 at the Dayton Art

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Clara “Candy” Davidson, age 86, passed away Nov. 2. Mrs. Davidson was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. David Davidson; parents, Morris and Sarah Abromowitz; daughter, Elaine Nemzer; brothers Martin (beloved sister-in-law Shirley D. Abromowitz) and Leonard (Shirley) Abromowitz. She is survived by daughters, Julia (Philip) Weinerman, Miriam (David)

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Judah Maccabee at the gates of Jerusalem, Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, The Bible in Pictures, 1860
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Our survival in song By Cantor Jenna Greenberg, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer We have been on a hiatus from Jewish holidays, and now we prepare to celebrate Chanukah, our Festival of Lights. We commemorate the rededication of the Holy Temple, as well as the two famous miracles of

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Reentry citizen Eric McCorry shares his story at the JCRC Chai-er Project breakfast on Nov. 4 at the Dayton Racquet Club, as U.S. District Court Judge Walter H. Rice (Standing) and John Theobald, assistant to County Commissioner Debbie Lieberman, listen
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Photos and Story by Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer “God has allowed me to have a second chance at doing the right thing — being a respectable citizen in society, and not taking anything for granted,” Eric McCorry tells employers from Dayton’s Jewish community over breakfast at the Dayton

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Demonstrators at the Nov. 8 rally near the home of Eli Shur, a Kettering, Ohio man who has refused since 2007 to grant his wife a get
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Orthodox demonstrators from Michigan and across Ohio converge on Dayton suburb Story and Photos By Michelle Tedford, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer KETTERING, OHIO — More than 80 demonstrators stood along Far Hills Avenue in Kettering, Ohio, as passing cars slowed to read their signs: “Eli Shur. Free Adina Now.”

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ORA's video of Adina Porat and her plight as an agunah has gone viral
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Rally to free ‘chained woman’ puts small Midwest Jewish community at center of issue few beyond Orthodox understand By Marshall Weiss The Dayton Jewish Observer In Dayton, Ohio’s Jewish community of approximately 4,000, few beyond the dozen or so Orthodox families here are familiar with the word agunot, let alone

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Killing-a-King
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By Pam Ferris-Olson, Special To The Observer Sometimes history reads like a suspense novel; that’s exactly how to describe Dan Ephron’s new book, Killing a King: The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the Remaking of Israel. It is because Ephron served as the Jerusalem bureau chief for Newsweek and the Daily

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By Pam Ferris-Olson, Special To The Observer New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen hadn’t planned to write a book about the Holocaust. But one night in Venice, Italy, she had a nightmare. In it, she played her violin with the unsettling consequence of transforming a baby into a glowing-eyed monster.

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mangel
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By Rabbi Nochum Mangel Director, Chabad of Greater Dayton As many in the media have noted, the bruising fight over the Iran deal revealed a deep split among American Jews. For many decades, the overwhelming majority of American Jews were united in their support of Israel, no matter what their politics.

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