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With Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Oren Watson, son of Meryl Hattenbach and Richard Watson, won a bronze medal in tennis for boys 14 and under at the JCC Maccabi Games, held July 31-Aug. 5 in San Diego. He was part of Team Ohio, comprising teen athletes from medium

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By Andrew Esensten, J. The cover of Michael Twitty’s new book shows the culinary historian and chef with several multicolored challahs in front of him. There is a rainbow Pride one, a blue-and-white Israeli flag one, and a red-black-and-green Pan-African flag one. The largest loaf includes all of the colors

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In a July letter to Beth Abraham congregants, President Scott Liberman informed members that their new rabbi, Aubrey L. Glazer — who was to arrive in Dayton by Aug. 1 — would instead begin his work on that date remotely from Montreal because of a U.S. Government backlog on visa

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The Jewish Community Relations Council’s Community Conversations series will present the virtual discussion, When Does Life Begin: Jewish Perspectives, at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 1. Participants are Temple Israel’s Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz, Beth Abraham’s Rabbi Aubrey L. Glazer, Chabad’s Rabbi Nochum Mangel, and retired Magistrate Bonnie Beaman Rice. Facilitating the

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Ohio Society of Professional Journalists Awards announced that Dayton Jewish Observer Editor and Publisher Marshall Weiss has received the 2022 first-place award for Best Religion Reporting in its small newspaper category (circulation below 60,000). The awards are presented by the Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Columbus SPJ chapters. This is the third

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By Rachel Ringler, The Nosher We asked five noted chefs and food writers what they will serve at home to mark the Jewish New Year, and (spoiler alert) they all plan to weave symbols of sweetness — hallmarks of the holiday — into their menus. Long live apples and honey!

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Physicians speak to safety of abortion By Susan Tebben, Ohio Capital Journal In court documents supporting an attempt to overturn an abortion law in Ohio, physicians and religious leaders spoke to the safety of the procedure and religious freedoms that could be infringed with the law. The briefs were part

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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 September 2022 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

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Raymond L. Must, a prolific and highly respected artist in the Dayton arts community, died peacefully on July 22 at age 93. For more than three decades, Ray taught printmaking and drawing in the Department of Art and Art History at Wright State University, inspiring generations of young artists. Ray

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By Daphne Lazar Price I have long been a keeper of women’s stories, many of which relate to fertility and reproductive choices, experiences generally shrouded in secrecy. While I am honored to be trusted with these personal accounts, I look forward to, and am working toward, a time when women

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