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By Marc Katz, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Native Daytonian Justin Hollander was already 29 years old in 2008 and three-plus years into a law career when he took a tedious, low-paying, entry-level job as a “stat stringer” at San Diego Padres games. During home games, he sat next

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By Elli Wohlgelernter, JTA Kibbutz Gezer, Israel — Bill James, the influential baseball writer, historian and statistician, once described the great Yankee first baseman Don Mattingly in only four words: “100 percent ballplayer, 0 percent bulls—.” The same can be said of Alon Leichman, the first athlete born in Israel

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By Rabbi Shmuel Klatzkin, Chabad of Greater Dayton Servants of time are slaves of slaves, The servant of God alone is free, Therefore, when each man makes his choice, My soul says, ‘I choose God for me.’ This short poem, written by Yehuda HaLevi near a millennium ago, is about

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The Power of Stories series Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer Yakov joined a local Minchah (afternoon) service and sat a few rows behind a father and his four kids. The man in front of them drummed his fingers on the bench. The kids fidgeted.

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Julie and Dr. Robert Bloom participated in their third Friends of the Israel Defense Forces Annual Israel Bike Mission, an intensive six-day bicycle ride through Israel from Eilat to Jerusalem, Nov. 11 to 17. Along the way, they cycled near the Egyptian border on a private military road and visited

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By Steve Markman I think each veteran chose military service for a different reason. For some it was patriotism, for some to learn a skill, and some just needed a job. Going back earlier, some of us were drafted. But each of us gained something from that experience, along with

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By Ron Kampeas, JTA In its closing session, Ohio’s legislature passed a law imposing penalties of up to 180 days in jail and a $1,000 fine for “zoombombing” religious services, a practice that antisemites have used to intimidate Jews. The law, Increasing Penalties for Disturbing a Religious Service, passed unanimously

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Omega Baptist Church and Temple Israel will host their annual MLK Weekend pulpit exchange Jan. 13 and 15. The Rev. Joshua D. Ward will deliver the sermon at Temple Israel’s Shabbat service at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 13. Temple Israel is located at 130 Riverside Dr., Dayton. Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz

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Look for Bark Mitzvah Boy each month in The Dayton Jewish Observer and at this site.   To read the complete January 2023 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

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Susan Nicole (Jacobs) Davis, age 50, of Dayton, passed away Dec. 13. Susan is survived by her beloved husband, Rich Davis; sons, Jake and Joey Davis; mother, Rachel Jacobs; brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Bradley Jacobs and Dr. Cassandra Milling Jacobs; sister and brother-in-law, Julie and Dr. Adam Waldman; and her

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