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Poster for The Eternal Jew, an antisemitic Nazi propaganda exhibition in Munich, 1937
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Jew in the Christian world By Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer During a recent conversation, a Jewish friend criticized a Forward article highlighting the wealthiest Jews in America, concerned that it would validate stereotypes of Jews as greedy, wealthy controllers of the economy. Her concern is not unfounded,

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ZAKA volunteers search for human remains
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The Jewish Internet with Mark Mietkiewicz, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer We continue our look at Israel’s emergency workers this month with a focus on the dedicated volunteers who deal with the heartbreaking aftermath. But first a look at those who risk their lives to prevent a tragedy. Members

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Leshon Ima – Mother Tongue with Dr. Rachel Zohar Dulin, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer In 1968, when Congress created a uniform system of federal holidays, it declared Presidents Day as an official holiday, to be celebrated on the third Monday in February. Although it became the law of

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Richard Flagel, 76, a native of Dayton, passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 27. A graduate of Fairview High School and Indiana University, Mr. Flagel got his start in commercial real estate with Beerman Realty and went on to open Richard Flagel Realty, which he ran for more than 40 years.

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Look for The Adventures of Bark Mitzvah Boy each month at this site and in The Dayton Jewish Observer.

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Elaine Kramer was one of 90 seniors to receive a JFS Chanukah gift bag in December
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By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer At its meeting on Jan. 20, the board of the Jewish Federation approved Jewish Family Services’ three-year strategic plan, which aims to meet newly-identified needs in the Dayton Jewish community. Specifics of the plan — which grew out of a community survey and

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Photo illustration from ORA eblast on Jan. 7 announcing get resolution in the case of Adina Porat, showing her and two of her children in a screenshot from ORA's video about her plight
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Following intense public pressure, Kettering man provides Jewish bill of divorce to ‘chained woman’ in Israel By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer After more than eight years of waiting, Adina Porat finally received her get — a Jewish bill of divorce — in a ceremony with the Israeli Rabbinate

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Steve Stuhlbarg, late director of The Cincinnati Klezmer Project
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Steve Stuhlbarg, the convivial frontman of the Cincinnati Klezmer Project — who charmed audiences with his guitar playing, Yiddish singing, and gentle storytelling — died Jan. 3 after a brief illness. A lawyer with his own practice in Cincinnati by day, Stuhlbarg joined the Klezmer Project in 1994, a year after

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Israelis Assaf and Renana Harel of Bellbrook (L) and Pam and Andy Schwartz of Oakwood became fast friends, and then discovered they were family
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By Rachel Haug Gilbert, The Dayton Jewish Observer We’ve all heard that the Jewish people are one big family. For evidence in the Miami Valley, look no further than Pam and Andy Schwartz of Oakwood, and Renana and Assaf Harel of Bellbrook. In fall 2014, Israelis Renana and Assaf and

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Rabbi David Burstein, his wife, Elizabeth, and their three children, Emma, Coby, and Nadia, at Temple Beth Or’s dinner to honor the rabbi on his departure, Dec. 12. Photo by Rachel Haug Gilbert.
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By Rabbi David Burstein, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer The Jewish commentator Rashi said that Avram (Abraham) gave up four things by following God’s command. He gave up his birthplace, his home, his extended family, and his name. But in exchange for all of these losses and for following

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