By a vote of 46 to 44, Temple Israel congregants decided on May 7 to keep the flags of the United States and Israel in the lobby of its building (shown here, surrounding the temple’s portable Torah ark) rather than move them to the front of the main sanctuary
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Story And Photos By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer In a vote of 46 to 44 on May 7, Temple Israel congregants decided to keep the flags of the United States and Israel in the lobby of its building, rather than move them to the front of the main

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Dayton’s Louis Goldman (L), with the victorious IDF Chief Of Staff Yitzhak Rabin in Israel shortly after the Six-Day War. Goldman was a national chair of United Jewish Appeal and chaired Dayton’s Israel Emergency Campaign. Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton.
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With the armies of Egypt, Jordan, Syria, and Iraq about to attack and invade Israel, the Jewish state launched a preemptive air strike on their airfields on June 5, 1967, beginning the Six-Day War. The late Louis Goldman was at the head of the record-breaking Jewish fund-raising support for Israel

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

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Butler County, Ohio Courthouse
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By Alyssa Schmitt, Cleveland Jewish News A former Butler County magistrate has sued the county and a common pleas court judge, alleging she was required to use vacation days to observe Jewish holidays, and was also discriminated against for being Jewish. Kimberley Edelstein of Cincinnati filed a discrimination lawsuit May

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Noah Wotherspoon. DustyBlues.com.
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With a goal of sharing Jewish traditions with the Jewish and non-Jewish communities, Temple Israel will hold its seventh Jewish Cultural Festival fund-raiser on Sunday, June 11 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. New to the entertainment stage this year will be blues guitarist Noah Wotherspoon. In 2015, Wotherspoon received

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Boy Scout Troop 236’s Sam Nicholaisen with the commemorative plaque display he created for his Eagle project, at Oakwood High School
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With Rachel Haug Gilbert, The Dayton Jewish Observer Alexandra Fuchsman earned her master of social work degree from The Ohio State University. She will be at OSU for one more year to complete her dual degree in public affairs. Jack Fuchsman graduated from Bowling Green State University with a degree

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By Rabbi Levi Simon. Chabad of Greater Dayton Chapter Six in the Mishnah of Ethics of Our Fathers, or Tractate Avot, is customarily read on the Shabbat afternoon before the holiday of Shavuot. Shavuot is the holiday that commemorates the giving of the Torah by God to the Jewish people,

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Dorothy meets the Cowardly Lion, from the first edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, illustrated by W.W. Denslow.
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Back To Basics Series Jewish Family Education With Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer While shopping at a local lingerie store, my friend J observed another patron slipping items into her oversize handbag as she went from display to display. J pointed at the woman and called out, “You

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Jennifer Stempel's recipe was inspired by the similarities between a knish — pictured here from New York's Yonah Schimmel Knish Bakery — and an empanada. Eric Hunt/Wikimedia Commons.
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By Jennifer Stempel, JTA When I think of knishes, I think of New York Jewish deli-style discs of creamy potato or savory meat enveloped by a flaky crust. Potato knishes are my favorite because they act as a vehicle for as much good, grainy mustard as I see fit. In

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Liev Schreiber as Chuck Wepner in the film Chuck. Sarah Shatz/IFC Films.
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By Curt Schleier, JTA Liev Schreiber has trained as a boxer on and off for 18 years. He’s a fan of the sweet science and has played numerous tough guys on the screen — notably the prizefighter Mischa in the concentration camp movie Jakob the Liar and, of course, as

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