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In November 1938, following Nazi Germany’s Kristallnacht attacks on Jews, their property, businesses, and synagogues, a Gallup poll asked Americans if they approved or disapproved of the Nazi treatment of Jews in Germany. Ninety-four percent disapproved, six percent approved. When asked, “Should we allow a larger number of Jewish exiles

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Dayton

Local genealogist Diana Nelson will present part two of Introduction to DNA Testing, 10 a.m., Sunday, May 2 via Zoom for Miami Valley Jewish Genealogy & History. Nelson is the education chair of the Greene County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society and a member of the Miami Valley Jewish

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Dayton

When Dayton native Jeany Nisenholz-Wolf and her husband, Jeffrey Wolf, first saw artwork by former slave Bill Traylor, they knew there was more to the story than what they were viewing. “There was such a mystery there to unravel and the desire to go beyond the two-line description about a

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Dayton

By Rabbi Leibel Agar, Beth Jacob Congregation Spring has always been my favorite time of the year, even when I was a young child. I grew up in upstate New York and the winters were always pretty nasty-biting cold, with ice and snow more often than not. Even after moving

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Dayton

Considering Creation Series Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer The legendary second-century sage Rabbi Akiva grew up in the land of Israel poor, ignorant, and illiterate, eventually becoming a shepherd for a wealthy Jerusalemite. Despite his circumstances, Akiva eventually mastered the Torah, oral tradition, and

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Dayton

Rabbi Michael Cook, the only American rabbi to serve as a full professional chair in New Testament, with Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, died March 30 at 79 in Cincinnati. Over 45 years, Cook taught thousands of HUC-JIR students — many of whom became rabbis — empowering them, in

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Dayton

Recipes and Photos By Sheri Silver, The Nosher A quick search for Instant Pot recipes yields hundreds of ideas for savory dishes — everything from chilis, pasta, soups, casseroles, and more. But did you know that you can also use your Instant Pot to make dessert? And that your Instant

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Dayton

Look for The Adventures of Bark Mitzvah Boy each month in The Dayton Jewish Observer and at this site.     To read the complete May 2021 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

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Dayton

Rochelle “Shelly” Charles, of Kettering. On March 28, Mrs. Charles, loving wife and mother of two boys, passed away peacefully in her home at the age of 96, with her loving children by her side. Mrs. Charles was born on April 14, 1924 in Dayton to Philip and Thelma Sokol.

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Dayton

Through SlidingDors, children of Holocaust survivors learn skills to keep remembrance alive By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Their parents didn’t talk about it when they were growing up. The children of Holocaust survivors didn’t talk about it with each other, either. Now, with markedly fewer Holocaust survivors each

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