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.”
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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