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Rabbi Tina Sobo, Temple Israel
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By Rabbi Tina Sobo , Temple Israel As I write this, we are in the midst of reading the Torah portions about constructing the Mishkan, the Tabernacle. I was reminded of the Chasidic teaching about the little boy who goes out into the woods to pray for longer and longer

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‘How deserted lies the city!’ engraving by Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, 1860.
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The Bible: Wisdom Literature Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer “Eicha — Oh, how has the city that was once so populous remained lonely?” grieves the author of Lamentations. “All her friends have betrayed her; they have become her enemies.” Eicha’s haunting trope expresses the

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chicken fricasee
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By Ronnie Fein, The Nosher My mother made old-fashioned chicken fricassee Ashkenazi-Jewish style, with paprika, schmaltz and onions, but the method is simple, no matter what you include: Brown the ingredients, then simmer them slowly with liquid and seasonings. The recipe is amazingly forgiving. Don’t worry about whether braising is

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By Adeena Sussman, The Nosher This recipe came to me by way of my beloved sister, Sharon, who sent me this priceless photo years back. She got the recipe from an unidentified friend (if you are reading this, please present yourself, o purveyor of tricky marshmallow goodness). Not only are

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By Sonya Sanford, The Nosher This is a departure from the classic coconut cream pie you may be familiar with. It offers a creamy, smooth, coconut-rich treat without grains, refined sugars, dairy, or any baking required. For the crust: Coconut oil spray (or other cooking spray) 1 cup raw unsalted

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A panel from the Passover Haggadah Graphic Novel
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By Marc Weisblott, The Canadian Jewish News Jordan B. Gorfinkel isn’t the kind of guy who’d try to rewrite the Haggadah. But he’s overseen a fresh redrawing of it, purposely designed to refine what other Jews grasp about Passover. “The beauty of comics is that they don’t require any add-ons,”

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Look for The Adventures of Bark Mitzvah Boy each month at this site and in The Dayton Jewish Observer!     To read the complete April 2019 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

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Ruth L. Ehrlich age 82, born in Cleveland on April 3, 1936, passed away peacefully, Feb. 28 in Marietta, Ga. Mrs. Ehrlich was raised in Toledo. She was a longtime resident of Trotwood and Centerville until 2011 when she moved to Marietta to be near her daughter, Michelle. Mrs. Ehrlich

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Signing the agreement on Jan. 24 between the American Jewish Committee and The U.S. Conference of Mayors for AJC to host annual trips to Israel for U.S. mayors (L to R): Conference of Mayors Pres. Steve Benjamin, mayor of Columbia, S.C.; AJC CEO David Harris; Conference of Mayors CEO/Exec. Dir. Tom Cochran; and Conference of Mayors International Committee Chair Nan Whaley, mayor of Dayton. Photo: The U.S. Conference of Mayors.
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By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer The U.S. Conference of Mayors has entered into an agreement for the American Jewish Committee to host a delegation of U.S. mayors on a structured tour of Israel each year. Leading the initiative for the Mayors Conference is Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, chair

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Beth Abraham Synagogue has called all of these locations home
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Dayton’s Conservative synagogue to kick off year of celebrations with American Jewish history Prof. Jonathan Sarna By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer The scholar who wrote the book on American Jewish history will officially kick off Beth Abraham Synagogue’s 125th anniversary celebration year, March 29 and 30. Dr. Jonathan Sarna, professor of

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