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Candace R. Kwiatek

Candace R. Kwiatek
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Back To Basics Series Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer The arrival of Christmas trees, store sales, and holiday music regularly launch a flurry of articles about the December Dilemma: How should Christmas intersect with the lives of American Jews? Author Jan Larkin writes, “My

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Candace R. Kwiatek
Dayton

Back to Basics Series Jewish Family Education With Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer If you could guarantee your child would be one of the following, which would you most want him or her to be: happy, good, successful or smart? First described by commentator Dennis Prager, this exercise

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Candace R. Kwiatek
Dayton

Back to Basics series Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer In a study of murderers and drunk driving felons at the infamous Huntsville, Texas prison, Dr. Stuart Brown noted the striking absence of play in every one of their life stories. Intrigued, Brown created the

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Candace R. Kwiatek
Dayton

Back to basics series Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer The Sydney Morning Herald reported that a Jewish couple who asked about getting a train home late one night overheard the CityRail customer service manager telling his staff, “They won’t mind getting a taxi because

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gratefulfor
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Back to Basics series, Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer Did you ever notice that Judaism promotes an attitude of gratitude? In the Torah, God announces that Creation is good, and commands a blessing of thanks after eating. Shabbat, the festivals, and most of the

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Children are unique participants in their own creation. Jeffrey Lamont Brown.
Dayton

Back to basics series Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer Harvard University’s extensive review of neuroscience and behavioral research on early brain development offers three unsurprising but significant findings. The brain is most flexible, or “plastic,” early in life. Brains are built over time, from

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Every Jewish home should have a tzedakah box. Photo: James Ransom.
Dayton

Back to basics: a new series Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer Research over the past two decades has led to fascinating conclusions about environmental influences on thinking and behavior. We’re all familiar with the effects of music on buying habits. But did you know

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alephbet
Dayton

Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer In Sydney Taylor’s 1950s All-of-a-Kind Family children’s novels, the Jewish family resembles an urban version of the Waltons or the Cleavers from Leave it to Beaver: all are traditionally nuclear, generally patriarchal with breadwinner fathers and homemaker mothers, and

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Candace R. Kwiatek
Dayton

Jew in the Christian world by Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer A literary character that’s two-dimensional, “lacking in depth, complexity, or history” is known as a flat or cardboard character, writer Brandon Sanderson explains. Such characters do not change over the course of the story. In the real

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books
Dayton

Jew in the Christian world Family education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer Jewish groups regularly meet to explore the Torah through traditional commentaries, archaeological and sociological information, historical writings, and modern interpretations. Unfamiliar with this methodology, many Christians express interest in biblical study accompanied by diverse —

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