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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 January 2020 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

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Katharine W. “Kay” Farnbacher, age 92 formerly of Oakwood, died at her home at the Carlyle House in Kettering, Nov. 19. Mrs. Farnbacher was preceded in death by her parents, George and Margaret Wetherbee, her two wonderful husbands, Edgar J. Graef and Kurt S. Farnbacher, and her son, Gary Graef.

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A Bisel Kisel With Masha Kisel, The Dayton Jewish Observer I met my husband in Chicago, at a Chanukah/Christmas party, where the guests were a culturally diverse group of hungry graduate students who devoured latkes and eggnog with equal gusto. Sam and I smoked, drank, and flirted on the porch.

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By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Since the beginning of fall semester, students heading to class at Miriam Hall are met with an exhibit the size of a wall in the newly designed atrium of the building that’s home to UD’s School of Business Administration. The exhibit is a

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Zimro’s Eastern European journey as newsworthy as its U.S. concerts By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer “An event of unusual interest is the concert tomorrow evening at Memorial Hall to be given by the Famous Palestine Chamber Music Ensemble known as “Zimro,” which is touring this country in the

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A Bisel Kisel with Masha Kisel, The Dayton Jewish Observer “Am I white?” is not a question I would have asked 10 years ago because all I had to do was look in the mirror to learn the answer. Since 2016, however, I have become more aware of whiteness as

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By Emily Burack, Kveller Author Myla Goldberg is back, with Feast Your Eyes, a beautiful, compelling novel about a female photographer who grapples with being a mom and an artist. The novel is structured as catalog notes from an exhibition at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. It’s a retrospective

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By Talya Zax, Forward Andrew Ridker was writing about Jewish novelists before he became one. I know this because we were college classmates, and I read a fair portion of Andrew’s thesis on Philip Roth. Now he’s published his debut novel, The Altruists, set partially in St. Louis, the city

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Our Dual Heritage Series Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek The Dayton Jewish Observer Whatever happened to fair dealing? And pure ethics And nice manners? Why is it everyone now is a pain in the ass? Whatever happened to class? — Chicago, the musical When I was growing up,

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By Norene Gilletz, Canadian Jewish News Kosher cookbook author Naomi Nachman will visit Dayton with her newest cookbook, Perfect Flavors: Creative, Easy-To-Prepare Recipes Inspired by My Family and Travels, on Dec. 17, just in time for Chanukah gift giving. Nachman is a cooking teacher, food columnist, recipe developer, and personal

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