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Temple Israel Rabbi/Educator Karen Bodney-Halasz (L) with Dr. Mayra Levy, president of the Sephardic Center in Havana
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By Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz, Temple Israel The Talmud states, kol Yisrael aravim zeh b’zeh, all Israel is responsible for one another (Shevuot 39a). To me, this teaches that Judaism is rooted in relationships; a Jew cannot live in a vacuum. We are connected one to the other — in our

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JCC Preschool Supervisor & Lead Teacher Pat Jones and her students count up tzedakah donations brought in by the children, at the Boonshoft CJCE
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Photos and Story By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer For more than a generation, they’ve cared for the youngest and oldest in Dayton’s Jewish community. Jewish Community Center Preschool Supervisor and Lead Teacher Pat Jones has taught our children and grandchildren for nearly 36 years. And Jewish Family Services Senior

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Rachel Haug Gilbert
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With Rachel Haug Gilbert, The Dayton Jewish Observer Dr. Miriamne Krummel, associate professor of English at the University of Dayton, received the 2015 College of Arts and Science Award for Outstanding Scholarship. The Frankel Institute for Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan has granted Miriamne a research fellowship for

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Cain Slaying Abel, by Jacopo Palma, 1590
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Jewish Family Education Jew in the Christian world by Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer “This is an island. At least I think it’s an island…Perhaps there aren’t any grownups anywhere.” “Nobody knows where we are,” said Piggy. …Ralph pushed back the tangle of fair hair that hung on

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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 2015 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

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SpiritualKneading
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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

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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

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Fred Ott’s Sneeze, an 1894 five-second film, shot by William K.L. Dickson for the Edison Manufacturing Company
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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

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Fred I. Badiner, age 82 of Englewood, passed away May 27 at Carriage Inn of Dayton. Mr. Badiner was the retired recreation director for the city of Dayton, a member of Beth Jacob Synagogue, the F&AM and Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton. He is survived by his wife of 26

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Photo by Marc Katz
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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.

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