2010 Film Festival: Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg! Director to attend screening at The Greene Review by Ron Kaplan, New Jersey Jewish News Gertrude Berg wrote more than 12,000 scripts during her career Before there was Lucille Ball, before there was Oprah, Gertrude Berg was the foremost female media personality in America.

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Lemon Tree review, 2010 Film Festival Review by Michael Fox, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Hiam Abbass in Lemon Tree Israeli director Eran Riklis’ complex, compassionate and deeply sobering Lemon Tree leaves moviegoers with a plethora of themes to talk and think about, but let’s single one out in

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2010 Film Festival: Secrets review Review By Michael Fox, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Scene from The Secrets Veteran Israeli director Avi Nesher is an uncommonly ambitious and fearless filmmaker. His latest film, The Secrets, calmly broaches as many taboos as it can. A gripping and occasionally melodramatic argument

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2010 Film Festival: Fire Within review Review by Michael Fox, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer  From The Fire Within Thanks to a number of documentaries in recent years that now comprise their own sub-genre, we’re no longer surprised to hear about tiny pockets of observant Jews in out-of-the-way corners

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Film Festival 2010: Evolution of Israeli film By Bob Thum, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Bob Thum From its earliest films to the present day, Israeli cinema has been a reflection of that nation’s quick-paced cultural and societal evolution. If one were viewing Israel’s history only through its cinema,

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Wiesel interview March 2010 An interview with the Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer, March 2010 On March 25, author, professor, and human rights activist Elie Wiesel will return to Dayton to present a lecture (sold-out) sponsored by the University of Dayton and to meet

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Interview with Meredith Moss, April 2010 For years, Dayton Daily News’ Meredith Moss Levinson has made us laugh, cry, and think Vicki Bernie By Vicki Bernie, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer A welcome guest in our homes, features writer Meredith Moss Levinson has shared her life, her thoughts, her

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Hillel Academy plans move to Oakwood, April 2010 Observer Hillel Academy Jewish day school hopes to relocate from its campus in Harrison Township to Beth Abraham Synagogue (above) at Sugar Camp in Oakwood Day school hopes to open 2010-11 school year at Beth Abraham Synagogue By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton

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Haifa office opens By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer May 2010 On April 16, the city of Dayton announced that Rafael Advance Defense Systems of Haifa, Israel will license the manufacture of its boron carbide ballistic body armor plates to B4C, a Dayton-based developer and maker of composite materials.

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Gluzman recital, May 2010 Vadim Gluzman By Masada Siegel, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer May 2010 Vadim Gluzman says he became a musician partly out of jealousy. “My father plays clarinet and is a conductor and my mom is a musicologist,” he says. “My parents were always teaching others

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