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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 November 2015 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

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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

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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

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Helen Abramovitz, age 88 of Dayton, passed away Oct. 20 at Cypress Pointe. Mrs. Abramovitz was retired from Good Samaritan Hospital as a counselor, a member of Beth Abraham Synagogue, a board member of Jewish Family Services, a member of the Citizen Review Board for Montgomery County Juvenile Court, a

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Dispatch sports writer and Dayton native will talk about The Chase, Nov. 5 By Marc Katz, Special To The Observer Woody Hayes wrote a book more than 40 years ago called You Win With People. The school he’s most famous for coaching, Ohio State, still does that, as Columbus Dispatch

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Kidney donor Debbie DiSalvo with recipient Jerry Halasz (Photo: Scott Halasz)
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By Scott Halasz Special To The Observer They often crossed paths at social and religious functions around town. But now my Dad, Jerry, and Debbie DiSalvo will be forever entwined thanks to her selfless act. On July 27, Debbie donated a kidney to my 73-year-old father. At the University of

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Photo illustration of author Brian Forschner at the grave of Anna Markowitz, Beth Jacob Cemetery (Marshall Weiss)
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More than 100 years ago, five Dayton girls and young women were strangled and raped. Brian Forschner says he knows who did it. By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Brian Forschner descends the hill to the back edge of Beth Jacob Cemetery on Old Troy Pike. He finds the

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Ronald Zehrfeld (Johnny) and Nina Hoss (Nelly) in Phoenix. Schramm Film.
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Movie Review By Michael Fox, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Battered by the camps, the female protagonist of German director Christian Petzold’s Phoenix returns to Berlin after the war like a ghost back from the dead. The film purposely depicts Nelly (played by the filmmaker’s regular muse, Nina Hoss)

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By Michelle Tedford, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Is Steve Katz a rock star? The founding guitarist of Blood, Sweat & Tears and three-time Grammy winner wrote his memoir to answer that question. His conclusion: Who cares? Speaking by phone from his home in Connecticut, Katz said that “Who cares?”

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Rabbi Sherre Zwelling Hirsch
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Book Review by Jonathan Kirsch, Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles The word rabbi is derived from the Hebrew term meaning my master, which leaves a lot of room to describe what a rabbi actually does. A rabbi is trained to be the spiritual leader of a Jewish congregation, of course,

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