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Dayton

In conjunction with Hillel at Miami University and Miami University’s Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies, an exhibit from New York’s Blavatnik Archive is on display at Miami University’s King Library on the Oxford campus through Nov. 17. It depicts stories of Russian Jews who fought in the Soviet

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Dayton

Look for The Adventure of Bark Mitzvah Boy each month in The Dayton Jewish Observer and at this site.     To read the complete November 2017 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

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Dayton

William Paul Gronefeld, “Bill” to all who knew him, age 74, died Oct. 12. He was born May 28, 1943 in Covington, Ky. to Paul and Mary Gronefeld. He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter-in-law, Regina. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Barb; son,

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Detail from cover of The OMG Bencher by David Moss. David Moss/Bet Alpha Editions.
Dayton

By Marc Katz, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer He started a trend with illuminated, custom-designed ketubot (Jewish marriage contracts), published an exquisite Passover Haggadah, and created a masterfully carved shtender (prayer stand) to be used for Shabbat, holidays, and every day. Now, Jerusalem-based David Moss has created a bencher

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Dayton

By Michele Alperin, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Symptom clusters in individuals who struggle with mental health issues or learning differences can also be a source of strength — or even genius — psychiatrist Dr. Gail Saltz details in her new book, The Power of Different: The Link between

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Rabbi Naomi Levy. Photo:  Jay Lawrence Goldman.
Dayton

By Judy Bolton-Fasman, JewishBoston.com In her new book, Einstein and the Rabbi: Searching for the Soul, Rabbi Naomi Levy teaches that the soul operates in our world on three levels — nefesh, ruach, and nishama. While each of these three words is a Hebrew synonym for “soul,” Levy describes nefesh

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Israel’s consul general based in New York, Dani Dayan, in Dayton, Aug. 28. Photo: Peter Wine.
Dayton

By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer At a briefing hosted by Dayton’s Jewish Community Relations Council, Dani Dayan, Israel’s consul general in New York, said that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has “not very much” leverage with Russian President Vladimir Putin when it comes to reigning in Iran’s military

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Rabbi Tina Sobo
Dayton

By Rabbi Tina Sobo, Temple Israel Amid the energy of the High Holy Days, I have found myself considering and practicing the concept of balance over the past few weeks in many ways. Meanwhile, in our weekly Talmud class at Temple Israel, we continue to muse every time the text

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Dayton

Turning To Spirituality Series Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer A Hebrew school student’s mother, an avowed atheist, once approached me to ask if I would teach her son about God. How amazing, I thought, that a non-believing parent still understood the importance of her

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Dayton

with Rachel Haug Gilbert, The Dayton Jewish Observer Among the honorees for the National Conference for Community and Justice’s 40th Annual Friendship Dinner on Monday, Oct. 30 will be Rabbi Bernard Barsky, retired rabbi with Beth Abraham Synagogue. Rabbi Barsky is co-chair of the Montgomery County Justice Advisory Committee and

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