A scene from the documentary Disturbing the Peace. Abramorama.
Dayton

By Tom Tugend, Los Angeles Jewish Journal Disturbing the Peace might as justifiably be called Disturbing the Fighting. The 2016 documentary follows a group called Combatants for Peace, consisting mainly of former Israeli soldiers and their former Palestinian enemies, now jointly searching for a path toward ending their long conflict.

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Dayton

By Rabbi Shmuel Klatzkin, Chabad of Greater Dayton I remember walking into the classroom at Brandeis shortly after I had decided that I had a much more urgent desire to study Judaism than my major, psychology. I came from a place where we identified unequivocally as Jews but were sparse

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Dayton

With Rachel Haug Gilbert, The Dayton Jewish Observer Joni Watson was named Western Ohio Education Association Teacher of the Year in November. Joni, an art teacher for Dayton Public Schools, was also reappointed to the National Education Association’s Committee on Women’s Issues by the NEA president. Rachel Westerkamp, daughter of

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Dayton

JCC & Beth Jacob to host celebrated kosher pastry chef Feb. 20 By Marshall Weiss, The Observer Noted kosher baker Paula Shoyer will talk about her latest cookbook, The Healthy Jewish Kitchen (Sterling Epicure), at a program featuring samples of recipes from the publication on Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 6:30

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Dayton

Jewish studies scholars from Vanderbilt Divinity School and University of California, Santa Barbara will present talks at the University of Dayton in February. Dr. Amy-Jill Levine, professor of New Testament and Jewish studies at Vanderbilt, will present the talk, Jesus the Jewish Storyteller: Hearing Parables Anew, at 6:30 p.m. on

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Detail from King David at Prayer, Rembrandt, 1652
Dayton

Turning To Spirituality Series Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer In the business world, according to communication guru George Walther, Power Talking is the use of common words when speaking to create uncommonly positive outcomes. Prayer might be regarded as Power Talking. “Blessed are You,

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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 February 2018 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

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Dayton

Arthur “Arky” Carne, age 94 of Dayton, passed away Jan. 17 at Hospice of Dayton. He was a resident of Friendship Village, a graduate of Roosevelt High School and Antioch College. He managed several department and grocery stores in the Dayton area and owned Free Pike Party Supply. He retired

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Leonard Bernstein making annotations to a musical score. Library of Congress.
Dayton

By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Last summer, Cantor Jenna Greenberg found a handwritten note in her door from her next-door neighbor, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Artistic Director and Conductor Neal Gittleman. “I want to pick your brain about something. Can you call me?” the note read. For the 2018

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Detail of Jeremiah Lamenting the Destruction of Jerusalem by Rembrandt, 1630
Dayton

Turning To Spirituality Series Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer Shootings in a rural Texas church. Cyberbullying suicides as young as age 12. Neighborhood preteen molests preschoolers. California fires destroy homes and businesses. Hiking family plummets from cliff. Just why is it that bad things

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