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Some readers might question the headline above, which refers to “unprecedented U.S. antisemitism.” Is the level of Jew-hatred in the United States truly unprecedented? In what ways? Right now, the mass murders of Jews because they are Jewish, and the attempted mass murders of Jews because they are Jewish —

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By Rabbi Judy Chessin, Temple Beth Or Miami Valley rabbis share thoughts on unprecedented U.S. antisemitism There is no doubt that the steady increase of antisemitic attacks in our nation is frightening. Of course, antisemitism is nothing new for Jews. Those of us in our advanced years remember Nazi Germany’s

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By Rabbi Nochum Mangel, Director, Chabad of Greater Dayton Miami Valley rabbis share thoughts on unprecedented U.S. antisemitism Sunday evening, Dec. 29 — the last night of Chanukah — after the attack in Monsey, N.Y., when a terrorist with a machete attacked Jews celebrating Chanukah, I lit my own menorah,

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By Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz Temple Israel Miami Valley rabbis share thoughts on unprecedented U.S. antisemitism Less than 10 years ago, I heard sociologist Robert Putnam share his findings about the American religious experience from his book, American Grace. He pointed to a notable decline in antisemitism since 1946 and, more

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By Rabbi Haviva Horvitz, Temple Beth Sholom, Middletown Miami Valley rabbis share thoughts on unprecedented U.S. antisemitism On Oct. 1, 2019, Lawrence P. Mulligan, Middletown’s mayor, presented me with a proclamation that recognized Middletown’s support of the state of Israel and declared that day “Stand with Israel Day.” Shortly thereafter,

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By Rabbi Cary Kozberg, Temple Sholom, Springfield Miami Valley rabbis share thoughts on unprecedented U.S. antisemitism In the Talmud, Tractate Kiddushin (29a), we learn: “The father is bound in respect of his son to circumcise, redeem (if the son is a firstborn), teach him Torah, marry him off, and teach

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By Rabbi Leibel Agar, Beth Jacob Congregation Miami Valley rabbis share thoughts on unprecedented U.S. antisemitism “Times, they are a-changin.” While some of us are not old enough to remember the actual release of that famous Bob Dylan song, I would venture most of us have heard it at one

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A Bisel Kisel with Masha Kisel, The Dayton Jewish Observer As we begin a new decade, I’m seeing many “best of arts and culture” lists pop up on my social media feed. Paradoxically, in the last 10 years we have witnessed a rise in antisemitism along with a renaissance of

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Our Dual Heritage Series Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer As a kid, my peers and I could read a tape measure. It was just common sense. Yet a recent radio report confirmed by an online contractors’ blog, noted that construction managers are regularly faced

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With Scott Halasz, The Dayton Jewish Observer Jane Novick, now president of the board of the Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Project, was named Barrister of the Month in January by the Dayton Bar Association. The Volunteer Lawyers Project provides opportunities for attorneys to perform pro bono civil legal services to

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