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Dayton

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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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
Dayton

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
Dayton

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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Dayton

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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Dayton

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
Dayton

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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Dayton

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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Dayton

The Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton will hold its 107th annual meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 16 at the Boonshoft CJCE, 525 Versailles Dr. in Centerville. The program will include elections of the Federation’s 2017-18 board and officers for its agencies, will honor community volunteers, and will celebrate

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Dayton

The Ohio Society of Professional Journalists Awards competition announced in July that The Dayton Jewish Observer is the recipient of two of its first-place 2017 awards. Freelancer Michelle Tedford received the award for Best Medical/Science Reporting for her October 2016 article, Sweet project to save bees, crops. Observer Editor and

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