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Candace R. Kwiatek

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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Candace R. Kwiatek
Dayton

Turning To Spirituality Series Jewish Family Education With Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer So, you’re an ardent Zionist and dating someone you think just might be The One. How do you make sure they’ll share your love of Israel? Easy. Just send them to a kibbutz for a

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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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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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Jacob's Dream by William Blake, circa 1805.
Dayton

Turning to Spirituality Series Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer Soul mate. Lost soul. Good for the soul. Sell one’s soul. Despite today’s rampant secularism, there’s a lot of “soul searching” going on in science, religion, philosophy, and daily life. Google the word “soul” and

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Gustave Doré, Jacob Wrestling with the Angel, 1855
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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Photo: PJ Library
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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The Flatirons, Boulder, Colo. Boulder CVB.
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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Relief of Assyrian King Sargon II at ancient Dur Sharrukin, Khorsabad, Iraq
Dayton

Back to Basics Series Jewish Family Education With Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer In 722 B.C.E., the Assyrians under Sargon II conquered the Northern Kingdom of Israel and scattered tens of thousands of their Israelite captives throughout the far-flung Neo-Assyrian Empire. Prevented from congregating or maintaining their ways,

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Dorothy meets the Cowardly Lion, from the first edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, illustrated by W.W. Denslow.
Dayton

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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