Posts In Category

Dayton

Local news

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
Dayton

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.”

Read More
ORA's video of Adina Porat and her plight as an agunah has gone viral
Dayton

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

Read More
Killing-a-King
Dayton

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

Read More
FIRE34
Dayton

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.

Read More
mangel
Dayton

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.

Read More
Candace R. Kwiatek
Dayton

Jew in the Christian world Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Observer “Toe bone connected to the foot bone, foot bone connected to the heel bone…” Inspired by the prophet Ezekiel’s visit to the Valley of Dry Bones (Ezek. 37), the lyrics of this spiritual offer a lively invitation

Read More
Rachel Haug Gilbert
Dayton

With Rachel Haug Gilbert, The Dayton Jewish Observer Lazer Mangel, who made aliyah (immigrated to Israel) in February 2013, serves as a digital media manager on the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) International New Media Team. The unit has two primary responsibilities: in wartime, to be a constant source of official

Read More
_JewishObserver_BMBWebfaviconiPadRetina
Dayton

Look for The Adventures of Bark Mitzvah Boy each month in The Dayton Jewish Observer and at this site.   To read the complete November 2015 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

Read More
mfridge
Dayton

The Jewish Internet with Mark Mietkiewicz, Special To The Observer Last month, we looked at how modern ethical business questions can be solved using traditional Jewish principles. Now it’s your turn to be the judge. Questions 1. A friend invited you as his guest to a fund-raising dinner. A year

Read More
whole-smoked-heritage-turkey
Dayton

Leshon Ima – Mother Tongue, with Dr. Rachel Zohar Dulin, Special To The Observer Thanksgiving is on the way, so let’s talk turkey, but in Hebrew. The Hebrew name for the American turkey is tarnegol hodu, literally rooster of India. Why, in Hebrew, is an indigenous American bird connected with

Read More