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Ronit Elkabetz co-wrote, co-directed, and stars in Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (Music Box Films)
Dayton

Film review by Michael Fox, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer The marvelously claustrophobic and deeply damning Israeli courtroom drama Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem actually consists of three trials. Seeking a divorce after some 30 years, Viviane aims to cast her husband Elisha as the defendant. However, the

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Danielle Kitzis and Tawfeek Barhom in A Borrowed Identity (Eitan Riklis/Strand Releasing)
Dayton

Film review by Michael Fox, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Exceptionally intelligent and resourceful, and supported by a loving middle-class family, the young protagonist of A Borrowed Identity has a wide-open future. He does have one handicap, though, that will block his ascent into the upper echelons of Israeli

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Julius Rosenwald with students from a Rosenwald school (Fisk University, Franklin Library, Special Collections)
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Film Review by Michael Fox, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer The recent history between Jews and African-Americans, from the Crown Heights riot of 1991 through the dustup between Black Lives Matter and Bernie Sanders last summer, is strewn with misunderstandings. One has to go back half a century to

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Yevgeny Kutik (Kevin Sprague)
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By Marc Katz, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer In a year of harsh national immigration talk and disrespect for various races and religions, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra will celebrate a virtuoso violinist from the former Soviet Union — and will celebrate the city’s small Jewish community — when Yevgeny

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Teens on the Temple Beth Or/Temple Israel-led Etgar 36 Civil Rights Journey cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala.
Dayton

By Rabbi Judy Chessin, Temple Beth Or Our feet “prayed” as 20 Jews from Dayton marched across the famous Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala. This was just one of many stops on our Etgar 36 Civil Rights Journey in February, on which Dayton high school students participated with me, Temple

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Rachel Haug Gilbert
Dayton

With Rachel Haug Gilbert, The Dayton Jewish Observer The city of Centerville proclaimed Feb. 21 as Ira Segalewitz Day, in honor of his 80th birthday. The proclamation cited the Holocaust survivor’s contributions as a volunteer with Temple Beth Or, as a docent at the National Museum of the U.S. Air

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New media entrepreneur Randi Zuckerberg will talk about living and giving Jewishly at the Jewish Federation Presidents Dinner. (Marvin Steindler Photography)
Dayton

By Danielle Berrin, Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles Two years after graduating from Harvard, Randi Zuckerberg received a job offer from her brother Mark — the founder of Facebook — to head up his company’s marketing. Today, she is an Internet entrepreneur, the founder of Zuckerberg Media, the author of

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books
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Jew in the Christian world Family education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer Jewish groups regularly meet to explore the Torah through traditional commentaries, archaeological and sociological information, historical writings, and modern interpretations. Unfamiliar with this methodology, many Christians express interest in biblical study accompanied by diverse —

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BMB.indd
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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 April 2016 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

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Chef Paula Shoyer
Dayton

JNS.org Chef and bestselling author Paula Shoyer returns to JNS.org with recommendations that she guarantees will match the Passover culinary tradition while enlivening your Seder. A former attorney, Shoyer graduated from the Ritz Escoffier pastry program in Paris, and now teaches French and Jewish baking classes across the country and

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