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Considering Creation Series Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer Recognizable by its colorful blocky graphics, the video game Minecraft encourages endless experimentation and creativity while the player explores, builds, and interacts within fantastical 3D virtual worlds. Taking their cues from the known universe, game architects

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With Scott Halasz, The Dayton Jewish Observer A successful artisan pizza baker out of her Brooklyn apartment, Dayton native Miriam Weiskind routinely sells out weeks in advance. She accepts donations and provides pizzas free of charge for those who can’t afford to pay, for whatever reason. Hundreds have munched on

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Omega Baptist Church and Temple Israel will present their annual pulpit exchange virtually, with the Rev. Joshua Ward delivering the sermon for Temple Israel’s Friday night service, Jan. 15 beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom; and Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz preaching for Omega’s Sunday service, Jan. 17 at 10:15 a.m. via

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By Crystal Rivera, The Nosher This comforting soup is a cross between a meaty borscht and my current obsession: caramelized cabbage. Both the flanken (short ribs) and cabbage lend a hand in its richness. You might just find yourself not needing any bouillon for this one. If you can’t find

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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 2021 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

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Elaine Pack Jaffe Brinn, age 89, passed away Dec. 12 in Sarasota, Fla. She was born July 6, 1931 in Dayton. She was the loving wife of the late Albert Brinn and previously Louis Jaffe. She was predeceased by her parents, Manny and Sara Pack. Beloved mother of Leslie (Mitch)

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The Dayton Region Israel Trade Alliance will host a webinar for local businesses to learn more about the Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) program, Wednesday, Dec. 16 beginning at 9 a.m. According to DRITA consultant Hadas Bar-Or, the BIRD Foundation provides matchmaking services and funding of up to

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By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer “Ruth, I’m going to call you Regina,” Ira Segalewitz said from his home in Kettering when he saw his childhood sweetheart for the first time in 69 years, via Zoom on Nov. 8. “Call me whatever you want, just call me!” Ruth Brandspiegel

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By Rabbi Benjamin G. Azriel, Temple Beth Or Electing a “precedent” is never an easy time for a community. Evaluating values, learning about the history of the concepts, incorporating morality into our lives are all parts of determining the precedent that we will elect. At Makor, Temple Beth Or’s Sunday

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Dayton

By Sophie Panzer , Jewish Exponent In 2012, a woman named Alice took a DNA test and expected it to reveal that her entire family hailed from Irish American and British ancestry. Instead, the test revealed that half her DNA was Ashkenazi Jewish. Her attempts to understand the results and

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