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Volunteer Ira Segalewitz tells students about his experiences during the Holocaust in front of the Prejudice and Memory exhibit, on permanent display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force . Photo: JWV Post 587.
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By Marshall Weiss, The Observer If ever there were a need for Holocaust education, this is the time. With the new school year, about two dozen middle and high school groups from as far away as Indiana and Kentucky will likely visit Prejudice and Memory: A Holocaust Exhibit, on display

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Dr. Susannah Heschel
Dayton

By Marshall Weiss, The Observer If your tradition at Passover is to include an orange on your Seder plate, you have Dr. Susannah Heschel to thank. More than 30 years ago, Heschel first added the orange, to champion inclusion of gays, lesbians, and all Jews who are marginalized. Heschel, chair

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By Cantor Jenna Greenberg As we approach the High Holy Days season, many symbols come to mind: apples and honey, round challot, the white Torah covers and kittels (prayer robes). Among the many symbols that represent the Yamim Noraim, these Days of Awe, one of the most powerful and evocative

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Photo: PJ Library
Dayton

Turning to Spirituality Series Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer Human beings are hardwired to recognize and tell stories, a fact first demonstrated scientifically in a notable 1944 study, An Experimental Study of Apparent Behavior by Fritz Heider and Marianne Simmel. Participants were shown a

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Rachel Haug Gilbert
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With Rachel Haug Gilbert, The Dayton Jewish Observer Andy Fischer was the subject of Woodcraft Supply’s May blog post, Woodworking Grandma Never Stops Learning. Andy is a retired LPGA professional golfer and pro golf instructor; woodworking has been her hobby since she was a child. She’s been a member of

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pomegranate and glazed honey chicken
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By Liz Rueven, The Nosher Pomegranates, or rimonim in Hebrew, are among the most recognizable and highly symbolic fruits in Jewish culture. Originating in Persia, these reddish, thick-skinned fruits begin to appear in markets at the end of summer and are readily available for holiday cooking by Rosh Hashanah. According

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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 September 2017 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

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Violet Cohen, age 89, passed away on July 29. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Sarah Kastner; husband, Jack Cohen; and older brother, Louie. She is survived by her daughters, Susan (David) Bender and Judi (Mark Koval) Cohen Mormol; and sons, Bennett (Lauren) Cohen and Robert

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Diann and Richard Bromberg at the Western Wall, Jerusalem during HonestReporting’s May trip to Israel
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Opinion by Richard and Diann Bromberg “Shabbat Shalom to my loving friends,” 23-year old Israeli Border Police Officer Staff-Sgt. Maj. Hadas Malka messaged along with a smiling selfie minutes before she was stabbed to death by a Palestinian terrorist outside Damascus Gate on Friday evening, June 16. In the hours

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Turning to Spirituality, a new series Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer “Let’s go on an adventure!” my grandchildren clamor, having picked up my daily refrain. Some days we’ve scouted out all the produce of a specific color in the market, picking one to take home

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