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By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer “Ruth, I’m going to call you Regina,” Ira Segalewitz said from his home in Kettering when he saw his childhood sweetheart for the first time in 69 years, via Zoom on Nov. 8. “Call me whatever you want, just call me!” Ruth Brandspiegel

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By Rabbi Benjamin G. Azriel, Temple Beth Or Electing a “precedent” is never an easy time for a community. Evaluating values, learning about the history of the concepts, incorporating morality into our lives are all parts of determining the precedent that we will elect. At Makor, Temple Beth Or’s Sunday

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By Sophie Panzer , Jewish Exponent In 2012, a woman named Alice took a DNA test and expected it to reveal that her entire family hailed from Irish American and British ancestry. Instead, the test revealed that half her DNA was Ashkenazi Jewish. Her attempts to understand the results and

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By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer When Tablet’s Stephanie Butnick, Liel Leibovitz, and Mark Oppenheimer started their Unorthodox podcast in 2015 as a side project for the magazine, they had no idea it would become the most popular Jewish podcast on iTunes. They also didn’t know their emerging roles

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With Scott Halasz, The Dayton Jewish Observer Zach Kurland, son of Emily and Jayde Kurland, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Dr. Corinne Daprano of the University of Dayton School of Education and Health Sciences has received the 2020-21 Jerry R. Thomas Distinguished Leadership Award from the American Kinesiology

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Considering Creation Series Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer As a baby, my grandson could easily identify cats and dogs out and about, and in books. Although he had cats and dogs as pets, one might have expected some confusion, since his 200-pound American mastiff

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Samuel Lauber, who survived the Holocaust as a Hidden Child in Belgium, died Nov. 4 at the age of 78. Lauber was born in Antwerp in 1942. Belgian nuns arranged for the Detry family in Lalouviere to hide Lauber when he was 3. His sister, 19, escorted Lauber to the

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By Elisa Spungen Bildner The Nosher These beet pancakes are great for using up a variety of other root vegetables. Using a food processor will make quick work of the shredding aspect of the preparation. With a nice browned crust, the latkes are delicious served with applesauce or sour cream

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Look for The Adventures of Bark Mitzvah Boy each month in The Dayton Jewish Observer and at this site.     To read the complete December 2020 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

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Steven Jacobs, age 79 of Dayton, passed away Oct. 25. Mr. Jacobs was the owner of Montgomery Paper Company, a member of Beth Jacob Congregation, graduated from the University of Cincinnati, attended law school at the University of Cincinnati, and received his MBA from the University of Dayton. He was

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