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New York Times bestselling nonfiction author Howard Blum will talk about his latest book, Night Of The Assassins: The Untold Story of Hitler’s Plot to Kill FDR, Churchill and Stalin, Feb. 18 as part of the JCC Virtual Cultural Arts & Book Series. Blum brings to light the palpable Nazi

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Rabbi Matisyahu Devlin will share his story, From Altar Boy to Rabbi, via livestream as part of Chabad’s Deli Dinner To Go at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 9. The son of a Jewish mother and devout Catholic father, Devlin was featured in National Geographic’s documentary, Only For God, Inside Chasidism.

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The Max May and Lydia May Memorial Holocaust Art and Writing Contest is now accepting submissions for 2021. In commemoration of the 76th anniversary of the liberation of concentration camps and death camps in Europe, this year’s theme is: How Holocaust study can help us reduce bullying, prejudice, and hatred.

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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 February Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

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By Rachel Ringler, The Nosher Every Jewish holiday has its rules and the foods you should eat. And Purim is no different. We’re expected to listen to its story during the reading of the Megillah. We are obliged to remember those less fortunate through tzedakah or righteous giving. We are

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By Ron Kampeas, JTA Ohio lawmakers have launched a Holocaust education commission for the state amid increased concern about Holocaust awareness in the United States. The Holocaust and Genocide Memorial and Education Commission would “help cultivate knowledge and understanding of one of the most tragic occurrences in the world’s history,”

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Marilyn Ruth Caden passed away Jan. 6. She was born Marilyn Ruth Stouffer on 7/16/1929 in Galion, Ohio. She was a graduate of Buchtel High School, Akron, and the University of Dayton. Mrs. Caden was married to Edward B. Caden Jr. from 1953 to 1992. Mrs. Caden is survived by

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Interview by Marshall Weiss The Observer Although Dr. Jack Bernstein estimates he’s run between 60 to 100 medical studies over his career as an infectious disease physician, the trials for Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine this fall marked the first for him and his wife, Maryann, as participants. An emeritus professor at

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By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Montgomery County’s increased Covid-19 cases have impacted three local Jewish community organizations: Chabad, Hillel Academy, and the Jewish Federation. At the end of November, three rabbis with Chabad and two of their wives began testing positive for Covid-19: Chabad Directors Rabbi Nochum and

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By Toby Klein Greenwald, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Jewish robots? This is one of the “pressing questions of modern life” taken on by 61 rabbis in Can Robots be Jewish? published by MomentBooks and Mandel Vilar Press. The topics they parse are far more immediate, relevant, serious, and

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