Sonia Warshawski in the documentary Big Sonia
Dayton

By Elissa Einhorn, J. The Jewish News of Northern California Sonia Warshawski never spoke about her life while her children were growing up. Regina, Morrie, and Debbie never heard about the girl from Miedzyrzec, Poland, who was 13 years old when the war broke out. They never heard about a

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A scene from the docudrama The Invisibles. Photo: Peter Hartwig.
Dayton

Movie Review By Michael Fox, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer What did it take to survive the Holocaust as a Jew in supposedly Jew-free Berlin? Spur-of-the-moment decisions. A sixth sense for imminent danger. Practiced bravado. A blonde dye job. Razor-sharp instincts. Fake papers. A lucky break. Seven thousand Jews

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An Act of Defiance recreates Bram Fischer’s exploits as lead defense attorney for the Rivonia Trial. Photo: Menemsha Films.
Dayton

Movie Review By Michael Fox, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Bram Fischer is one of the great Jewish heroes of the 20th century, yet he is not widely remembered outside his native South Africa. A documentary aired on South African television in 2007, Love, Communism, Revolution & Rivonia: Bram

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Fresh rhubarb and strawberries on a wooden underground
Dayton

By Leah Koenig, thenosher.com Blintzes are most often described in relation to other foods. They are like pancakes but thinner, like Russian blini except without the yeast, or like crepes, just folded a little differently. Still, blintzes are a delicacy all their own. Originally from the Ukraine, fillings like cheese,

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Rachel Haug Gilbert
Dayton

With Rachel Haug Gilbert, The Dayton Jewish Observer Samuel Dorf will be promoted to the rank of associate professor of music with tenure at the University of Dayton, where he teaches music history. Sam is a musicologist and dance historian. His book, Performing Antiquity: Ancient Greek Music and Dance in

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Candace R. Kwiatek
Dayton

The Bible: Wisdom Literature A New Series By Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer During my search for Passover vinegar to make fresh horseradish, I was asked, “Why is Passover vinegar different from everyday kosher vinegar? And what about Passover wine — isn’t wine fermented like yeast bread? And how

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BMB.indd
Dayton

Look for The Adventures of Bark Mitzvah Boy each month in The Dayton Jewish Observer and at this site.     To read the complete May 2018 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

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Dayton

Robert “Bob” Cohen, age 86, of Lake Mary, Fla., passed away March 31 at Oakmonte Village. He was born Dec. 25, 1931 in Philadelphia and was the only child of the late Simon and Dora Garlikov Cohen. Mr. Cohen grew up in Dayton and graduated from Fairview High School in

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Lazer Mangel, 24, of Tel Aviv, works at a ‘startup for startups’ in Herzliya
Dayton

Startup generation talks opportunities and obstacles of life in the Jewish state Story and Photos By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Lazer Mangel says Israel is the land of paradoxes. “It’s both one of the happiest places in the world, it’s also one of the most tense. And it’s

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‘Then, in ‘48, ‘47, the yishuv — the population — was united,’ Fred Scheuer, 92, says. ‘Today, the danger is that the people of Israel are ideologically divided.’ Photo by Marshall Weiss.
Dayton

Daytonian Fred Scheuer provided intelligence to the Jewish Agency before & during War of Independence  By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer “I was outside the museum, on Rothschild Boulevard,” Fred Scheuer recalls of May 14, 1948, the day when Jewish Agency Chairman David Ben-Gurion announced Israel’s Declaration of Independence

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