Our survival in song By Cantor Jenna Greenberg, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer We have been on a hiatus from Jewish holidays, and now we prepare to celebrate Chanukah, our Festival of Lights. We commemorate the rededication of the Holy Temple, as well as the two famous miracles of
Photos and Story by Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer “God has allowed me to have a second chance at doing the right thing — being a respectable citizen in society, and not taking anything for granted,” Eric McCorry tells employers from Dayton’s Jewish community over breakfast at the Dayton
Orthodox demonstrators from Michigan and across Ohio converge on Dayton suburb Story and Photos By Michelle Tedford, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer KETTERING, OHIO — More than 80 demonstrators stood along Far Hills Avenue in Kettering, Ohio, as passing cars slowed to read their signs: “Eli Shur. Free Adina Now.”
Rally to free ‘chained woman’ puts small Midwest Jewish community at center of issue few beyond Orthodox understand By Marshall Weiss The Dayton Jewish Observer In Dayton, Ohio’s Jewish community of approximately 4,000, few beyond the dozen or so Orthodox families here are familiar with the word agunot, let alone
By Pam Ferris-Olson, Special To The Observer Sometimes history reads like a suspense novel; that’s exactly how to describe Dan Ephron’s new book, Killing a King: The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the Remaking of Israel. It is because Ephron served as the Jerusalem bureau chief for Newsweek and the Daily
By Pam Ferris-Olson, Special To The Observer New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen hadn’t planned to write a book about the Holocaust. But one night in Venice, Italy, she had a nightmare. In it, she played her violin with the unsettling consequence of transforming a baby into a glowing-eyed monster.
By Rabbi Nochum Mangel Director, Chabad of Greater Dayton As many in the media have noted, the bruising fight over the Iran deal revealed a deep split among American Jews. For many decades, the overwhelming majority of American Jews were united in their support of Israel, no matter what their politics.
Jew in the Christian world Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Observer “Toe bone connected to the foot bone, foot bone connected to the heel bone…” Inspired by the prophet Ezekiel’s visit to the Valley of Dry Bones (Ezek. 37), the lyrics of this spiritual offer a lively invitation
With Rachel Haug Gilbert, The Dayton Jewish Observer Lazer Mangel, who made aliyah (immigrated to Israel) in February 2013, serves as a digital media manager on the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) International New Media Team. The unit has two primary responsibilities: in wartime, to be a constant source of official