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By the 1870s, Prussian-born Jew Gustave ‘Gus’ Lindeman was one of Cincinnati’s most popular caterers. Photo courtesy of Ellen Notbohm.
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Caterer for the banquet that divided American Judaism in 1883 is buried at Temple Israel’s Riverview Cemetery. By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer It’s no exaggeration to say that the person who set in motion the contours of American Judaism we know today is buried at Temple Israel’s Riverview

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Wittenberg University students and faculty about to help restore a section of the Jewish cemetery at Lodz as part of their field study trip to Poland, May 15-June 10 . Photo courtesy of Dr. Michael Anes and Dr. Heather Wright.
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Spouses teach Psychology of the Holocaust, Ideology & Identity in Polish Culture By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer “Our trip is very, very different than many trips to Poland (that is, among those which have any sort of Holocaust theme), as we really try to understand the Catholic majority

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By Rabbi Nochum Mangel, Chabad of Greater Dayton The high point of Rosh Hashanah and the unique mitzvah (commandment) of the day is the blowing of the shofar. The words of the holiday prayer book are deep and their extraordinary poetry is beautiful and moving, but the focus of the

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Candace R. Kwiatek
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The Bible: Wisdom Literature Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek Frontier justice. Outlaw gangs. Gunslingers. Vengeance-seekers. Accurate or not, these images of the Wild West reflect widely-held views about the American era of westward expansion. They’re not all that different from images of a periodically chaotic, lawless, and violent

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Rachel Haug Gilbert
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With Rachel Haug Gilbert, The Dayton Jewish Observer Annie Greene earned her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago’s Department of Near East Languages and Civilizations. Upon graduating from Oakwood High School in 2006, she first attended McGill University in Montreal before completing her master of arts degree at the University

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Adam Driver and John David Washington in BlacKkKlansman. Photo: Focus Features
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Movie Review By Charles Dunst, JTA In 1965, two young Jewish men, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, were murdered along with black activist James Chaney by Ku Klux Klansmen in a Southern horror memorialized in the 1988 film Mississippi Burning. My own Jew-adjacent summer camp showed the film to us

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Lamb Stew with Pomegranate
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By Shannon Sarna, thenosher.com The sweetest time of year is upon us, quite literally: It’s Rosh Hashanah. And while I know most families have their standard holiday dishes they make year after year, sometimes it’s nice to swap in a new appetizer, alternating main dish or quick but delicious new

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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 2018 September Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

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Gloria H. Brackman, age 84 of Dayton, passed away July 28. Mrs. Brackman worked for many years at Fashion Bug, where she not only sold clothing, but also expressed empathy and good will. She often wrote poetry for her customers to include with their purchase. She made people feel important

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Kriah ribbon for those in mourning
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By Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz, Temple Israel Having served as Temple Israel’s director of education for many years, I have had several conversations with parents about their children’s Jewish education. One topic stands out to me, especially at this time of year when school returns to session: holding funerals on Sunday

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