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Candace R. Kwiatek

Candace R. Kwiatek
Dayton

Jew in the Christian world Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer Try to explain the Yiddishisms chutzpah, shlimazl, or nu in English and you’ll quickly perceive the challenges of translating the nuances of language from one culture to another. This isn’t just an academic curiosity. “Language,

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Poster for The Eternal Jew, an antisemitic Nazi propaganda exhibition in Munich, 1937
Dayton

Jew in the Christian world By Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer During a recent conversation, a Jewish friend criticized a Forward article highlighting the wealthiest Jews in America, concerned that it would validate stereotypes of Jews as greedy, wealthy controllers of the economy. Her concern is not unfounded,

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Candace R. Kwiatek
Dayton

Jew in the Christian world Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Observer “Toe bone connected to the foot bone, foot bone connected to the heel bone…” Inspired by the prophet Ezekiel’s visit to the Valley of Dry Bones (Ezek. 37), the lyrics of this spiritual offer a lively invitation

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Heaven-Hell
Dayton

Jew in the Christian World Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer The most widely-known images of the afterlife are ancient Egypt’s impressive mummies, statues, and tomb paintings. Their purpose was to maintain, nourish, and guide the human’s spiritual essence — still attached to the body

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sea
Dayton

Jew in the Christian world Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer Behind them, a hostile army. Before them, an impassable sea. Moses calls upon God, who reprimands him, “Why do you cry to me? Tell the Children of Israel to journey forth.” According to ancient midrash

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Jew in the Christian World By Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer Imprisoned in Lemberg concentration camp, a young Simon Wiesenthal is summoned to the bedside of a dying Nazi soldier who asks his forgiveness for the brutal massacre of an entire village of Jews. “In his confession there

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Candace R. Kwiatek
Dayton

Jew in the Christian World  By Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer Immortalized in the most popular of Christian folk-hymns, grace seems an unlikely topic for a Jewish Bible study class. Well-known to Christians, the term is generally familiar to Jewish audiences only in the expression grace after meals

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Candace R. Kwiatek
Dayton

Jew in the Christian world  Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer Following a two-year courtship, Conservative synagogues B’nai Tzedek and Ohav Shalom in Cincinnati recently joined together in a marriage ceremony, forming Congregation Etz Chaim. Attended by hundreds dressed in tuxedos and gowns, it was

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Dayton

Jew in the Christian world  Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer During a book discussion that raised questions about Jewish history, rituals, and beliefs, one of the Christian attendees said to me, “Thank you so much for your comments. I’ve met Jewish people before, but

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New series: The Jew in the Christian World Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer What can we learn from a house of worship? Interested in exploring a variety of religious experiences, my friend Atarah recently visited a nearby church. She noted that there was a

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