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By Scott Halasz, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer When Cassius Clay beat Sonny Liston for the heavyweight boxing title in 1964, it boosted the career of not one, but two people.Clay went on to boxing and entertainment greatness, eventually changing his name to Muhammad Ali. But in addition to

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By Jennie Szink, Special to The Dayton Jewish Observer When Jim Axelrod commutes home to Montclair, N.J. from Manhattan, he studies the looks on people’s faces around him. They don’t reflect relief at the end of the work day or anticipation of seeing their families. Instead, they’re what Axelrod describes

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By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer In mid June, the board of Hillel Academy announced it had hired Kathy and Dan Mecoli to share the Jewish day school’s full-time administrative position. Dan has been named principal and Kathy the instructional leader of Hillel, which enters this school year using

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Mitzvah projects bring to life timeless Jewish values By Michelle Tedford, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer By carefully choosing the blue glass of his artwork, Tobias Cebulash captured the white swirl of a storm cloud. In the brown, the wood grain of a ship’s hull. And in the navy

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Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton Archives About the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton Archives Collection The Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton Archives Collection was established in January 2009 in anticipation of the Federation’s 2010 centennial. In February 2011, the collection became part of Wright State University’s Special Collections and Archives. The

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By Marshall Weiss The Dayton Jewish Observer A post-mortem from the heroes who helped bring one of the nation’s most dangerous hate groups down.   FBI informant Dave Hall infiltrated the Aryan Nations from 1997-1999   Of all the hate groups on its radar in the 1990s, the federal government

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The history of Dayton’s Jewish cemeteries

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In June 1912, publications across the country eulogized Arthur L. Welsh, the pilot who had garnered the respect and admiration of those working in the new industry of aviation. Here is an excerpt from the Washington Herald of June 12, 1912: “Al Welsh was one of the five original pupils

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Next year in Oakwood, but as the last High Holy Days on Salem Ave. approach, longtime Beth Abraham members take a look back By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer   Irv Reingold (L) and Clara and David Hochstein recall memories of Beth Abraham at its Salem Ave. location. In

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Orville’s Aviators   Arthur L. Welsh on a Wright Model B, 1911 By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer, June 2010 Through sheer persistence, Arthur L. Welsh persuaded the Wright brothers to give him a job with the exhibition division of the Wright Company in 1910. Born in Kiev in

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