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Detail of Joseph and Potiphar’s Wife, etching by Rembrandt, 1634
Dayton

The Bible: Wisdom Literature Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer I recently checked out the unexpectedly successful movie Unplanned. Based on the true story of Abby Johnson, it portrays her eight-year rise from a Planned Parenthood volunteer to one of its youngest clinic directors. Having

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‘How deserted lies the city!’ engraving by Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, 1860.
Dayton

The Bible: Wisdom Literature Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer “Eicha — Oh, how has the city that was once so populous remained lonely?” grieves the author of Lamentations. “All her friends have betrayed her; they have become her enemies.” Eicha’s haunting trope expresses the

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Candace R. Kwiatek
Dayton

The Bible: Wisdom Literature Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer The internet offers a birds-eye view of a growing tribalism in America. Sports headlines from 2018 alone are a case in point. Fight breaks out in stands between Brewers, Cubs fans. Redskins and Jets Brawl…fans

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Candace R. Kwiatek
Dayton

The Bible: Wisdom Literature Jewish Family Education With Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer I met my future husband through a kipah-clad classmate at my Jesuit graduate school who mentioned a synagogue on a bus line. Don’t ask — it’s a long story filled with unexpected lucky coincidences. In

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King Solomon’s Idolatry by Salomon Koninck, 1644
Dayton

The Bible: Wisdom Literature Jewish Family Education With Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer Grocery shopping with a cranky grandbaby means a quick stroller run-and-toss through the aisles, a task I recently accomplished in a record 13 minutes. While unloading, however, I discovered two overlooked cartons of eggs in

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The Daughters of Zelophehad, from the 1908 Bible and Its Story Taught by One Thousand Picture Lessons
Dayton

The Bible: Wisdom Literature Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek My 5-year-old granddaughter’s favorite birthday present this year was Amy Rosenthal’s Dear Girl, a charming book with an empowering message about being uniquely yourself. Her mother texted: “While reading she looked up and said, ‘This makes my heart happy.’”

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Three Identical Strangers is a documentary about triplets separated at birth by a Jewish-affiliated adoption agency in 1961. Photo: Neon.
Dayton

The Bible: Wisdom Literature Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer In the recently released documentary, Three Identical Strangers, triplets separated and adopted by different families just months after birth unexpectedly discover they are siblings at the age of 19. Despite growing up in different parenting

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Candace R. Kwiatek
Dayton

The Bible: Wisdom Literature Series Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer In early June, like millions of Americans across the political spectrum, I was stunned to read a public farewell letter by Charles Krauthammer just two weeks before his death. A familiar face in broadcast

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Naomi entreating Ruth and Orpah to return to the land of Moab by William Blake, 1795 .
Dayton

The Bible: Wisdom Literature Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer Humorous Chelm stories. Mystical Golem legends. Inspirational Chasidic tales. Folklore is part of the rich oral and written literary tradition in nearly every culture, Judaism included. “Every major historical and cultural period of Jewish history

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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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