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John and Rinaldo Stolfo in their bakery (Marc Katz)
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One of the last vestiges of Dayton’s old Jewish neighborhood, Rinaldo’s Bake Shoppe at 910 Fairview Ave., will close its doors on Sept. 14, the first day of Rosh Hashanah. Co-owner Anna Stolfo told The Observer that Dayton’s only kosher bakery would stay open until the beginning of the Jewish

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Rabbi David Burstein of Temple Beth Or envelops newlyweds Dr. Melissa Hanna (L) and Dr. Naomi Sandor and their daughters, Julia (L) and Eileen, in his prayer shawls before he offers the Priestly Benediction at their wedding ceremony, Aug. 1 at Benham’s Grove in Centerville (Maslov Photography)
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Temple Beth Or congregants become first to hold same-sex Jewish wedding in Dayton By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Dr. Melissa Hanna and Dr. Naomi Sandor met in 1998 when they were first-year medical students at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. “We got together a year later,” says

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Dr. Abe Silverstein (NASA)
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By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Mechanical engineer Dr. Abe Silverstein, the architect of NASA’s space program and the “Father of Apollo,” will be posthumously inducted to the National Aviation Hall of Fame at its annual enshrinement dinner, on Friday, Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. at the National Museum

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Rachel Haug Gilbert
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With Rachel Haug Gilbert, Special To The Observer Bernstein’s Fine Catering has been selected to manage the Leo Bistro restaurant at the Dayton Art Institute. Bernstein’s has served as one of The Dayton Art Institute’s preferred catering partners for the last three years. Bernstein’s is owned and operated by Steve

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Jew in the Christian world Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer Behind them, a hostile army. Before them, an impassable sea. Moses calls upon God, who reprimands him, “Why do you cry to me? Tell the Children of Israel to journey forth.” According to ancient midrash

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By Rabbi Hershel Spalter, Chabad of Greater Dayton I come from a large family, and growing up, we behaved as children often do, testing boundaries and pushing our parents’ limits. One story — repeated often in my family — has us knowingly breaking the rules only after careful deliberation over whether

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Crock Pot Short Ribs With Pomegranate Molasses
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By Shannon Sarna, JTA We love to kvetch about how early or late Rosh Hashanah falls — as if we have any control or say when the holidays will appear. But this year, the Jewish New Year falls on the early side for us Americans, right after Labor Day. So

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

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WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 05:  U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the Iran nuclear agreement  August 5, 2015 at American University in Washington, DC. Obama is pushing for congress to appove the nuclear deal reached with Iran.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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As a Polish Jew and a Holocaust survivor, I am outraged with the Administration for the way they have handled the Iranian situation. How can a country like the United States be so naïve by trusting Iran, relying on a signature on a piece of paper? It brings back memories

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The Jewish Internet with Mark Mietkewicz, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer A hush falls over the congregation. The shofar is raised and the first blast — Tekiah — is sounded. The shofar is one of Judaism’s most famous symbols, responsible for some profound religious writings. Rav Saadiah Gaon gives

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