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Judaism’s Worldview Series Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer As the Roman Emperor Hadrian travelled along the roads of Tiberias, he saw an elderly man digging holes to plant fruit trees. Hadrian called out, “Old man, old man, how old are you today?” He replied,

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Anna Smith, who began Hillel Academy of Greater Dayton’s 2023-24 school year as its interim principal, has been named the Jewish day school’s principal. Anna received her doctorate in educational leadership from Northeastern University and a graduate certificate in Jewish education leadership from Hebrew College. She has taught at Hillel

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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 April 2024 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

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Jean Kolstein Lieberman was born on Dec. 19, 1929 in Cincinnati, daughter of Harry and Reva Kolstein. She died on March 14, surrounded by family in the days prior to her death. She was preceded in death in 2014 by the love of her life, Bert Lieberman, husband of 63

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Story and Photos by Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz, Temple Israel The Talmud teaches that visiting the infirm relieves 1/60th of their pain. It is integral to their healing process. Offering comfort from mental and physical suffering is part of our responsibility as Jews. Going on a mission trip to Israel Jan.

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Local updates connected to the Israel-Hamas war By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer After the Oct. 7 Hamas massacre, Kevin Kroos knew he needed to do more than write a check or attend a pro-Israel community event. Kroos, co-owner of Tool Tech in Springfield, volunteered for a week in

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Adversaries offer alternate postmortems on how, why it came to be. By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer The Pentagon has a new policy for handling religious freedom complaints: objections to specific displays or expressions will automatically go up the chain of command to the Department of Defense and must

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By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Dennis Day remembers that when he started as a custodian at Beth Abraham Synagogue, every one of its 600-plus seats was full on the High Holidays. That included the bleachers he set up in the social hall balcony, overlooking the back of the

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By Alix Wall, forward.com To some, orecchiette is just a pasta shape. To Benedetta Jasmine Guetta, it’s infuriating. “The history of orecchiette literally enrages me,” she said of the pasta whose name translates as “little ears.” Italians tell her the pasta shape comes from the Puglia region, unaware that it

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By Dan Friedman, forward.com Only four Jews, out of the millions who were transported to the Nazi killing camp at Oświęcim in occupied Poland, managed to escape. Jonathan Freedland’s The Escape Artist (Harper) aims to tell the now relatively unknown story of how, in April 1944 — after around 1.75

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