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