Student ID By Miriam Mogilevsky, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer BEAVERCREEK — In early May, the U.S. Department of Justice dropped a case against Steve Rosen and Keith Weissman, two former employees of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). The former staffers of the powerful pro-Israel lobby were

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Grandparents Circle By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer After native Clevelanders Cheryl and Franklin Lewis retired from their jobs, they moved to Dayton in 2004 to be close to their daughter and her family. Their son-in-law isn’t Jewish and their four local grandchildren aren’t being raised as Jews. The

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Hillel trip 09 By Marla Guggenheimer, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Hillel Academy graduating eighth-graders at an Ethiopian absorption center in Israel during their class trip in April (L to R): Ari Vandersluis, Riley Jacobs, Tzvi Fox, and Marla Guggenheimer You can’t really know Israel until you experience it

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Religion July 09 By Rabbi Nochum Mangel, Chabad of Greater Dayton The lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer have arrived. Time to do things that we don’t get a chance to do, or do enough of the rest of the year. Time to set aside a few days or a

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Style Observations July 09 Iris Goldflies carries on her Aunt Candace’s business, Skin, An Apothecary, on Wayne Avenue in the Oregon District. Her skin-care products are made by hand, in batches, to keep them fresh. Style Observations By Vicki Bernie, The Dayton Jewish Observer It began with a quirky, inventive,

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Perlman and Johnson Flutist Ariella Perlman, daughter of violinist Itzhak Perlman, and her husband, Robert Johnson, new principal horn player with the Dayton Philharmonic (shown here in Oakwood on June 21), will move to Dayton in August By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Only a week after their wedding,

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Kroger expands kosher   Part of the more than 48 feet of dry kosher groceries available at the new Kroger Fresh Fare on Stroop Road By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer The opening of Kroger’s upscale Fresh Fare market at 530 E. Stroop Road in Kettering on July 30

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Berlin 2009 Gertrude Kahn at Berlin’s Kindertransport monument. Kahn was rescued from the Holocaust at age 14 through the Kindertransport program. By Robert B. Kahn, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer When Gertrude and I were seated in our plane on the way to Berlin, we wondered whether we made

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Honor flight (L to R) Gil Unger, Oscar Soifer, Irv Zipperstein, Bert Lieberman, and Ray Furst, shown here at the Iwo Jima Memorial in Washington, D.C., were among 44 World War II veterans from the Miami Valley to take part in Honor Flight on June 20 By Renate Frydman, Special

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Tarantino movie Brad Pitt in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds By Simcha Weinstein, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Alternative history is a genre with a long pedigree, especially in the realm of science fiction. After all, who can resist wondering, “What if…?” The epic saga of the Second World War,

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