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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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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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Candace R. Kwiatek
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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

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Candace R. Kwiatek
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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

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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

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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

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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.

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Ousted rabbi sues previous congregation in Pa. claiming interference with his contract at Dayton synagogue By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer In an Oct. 23 letter sent to members of Beth Jacob Congregation, President Dr. Herman Abromowitz wrote that he and the three other executive officers of the synagogue’s

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By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Rabbi Janice Garfunkel, who served as the rabbi of Temple Sholom in Springfield from 2004 to 2010, died on Oct. 26 in Cincinnati after a long battle with breast cancer. She was 54. Born in New Jersey, she and her family moved to

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