Sinai Scholarship applications, April 2010 By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer The Miami Valley School and the Sinai Scholars program will make five scholarships available for students entering ninth grade for the 2010-11 school year. In addition, the private, nonsectarian college prep school and Sinai have approved adding a

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Passover 2010 The season of our freedom By Rabbi Bernard Barsky, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Rabbi Barnard Barsky The Passover of my youth is well-documented in a home movie my father made in 1949 when I was 4 years old. The entire extended family is gathered at Aunt

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Yom Hashoah 5770 By Rabbi Judy Chessin, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Rabbi Judy Chessin While the watchword “Never Again” is customarily and universally applied to Holocaust remembrance, the phrase is also increasingly appropriated as a universal rallying cry against all genocides. And this shift from particular to universal

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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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