Bar/Bat Mitzvah 2009 By Rabbi Judy Chessin, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer “There are stars whose radiance is visible on earth though they have long been extinct. There are people whose brilliance continues to light the world though they are no longer among the living. These lights are particularly

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Religion, August 2009 By Rabbi Levi Simon, Chabad of Greater Dayton On July 30, corresponding to the 9th of the Hebrew month of Av, is a special day known as Tisha B’Av. It is the culmination of a three-week period of mourning, beginning with the fast of the 17th of

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By Shel Bassel, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer The recitation of the Kaddish by mourners has come to be perhaps the single most important reason found by many to attend shul. Oddly, most of those people don’t know why the Kaddish is so important nor what it means. The

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Style Observations, August 2009 Selections from Wendy Ritter’s Michael Kors collection on exhibit at The Kent State University Museum through Nov. 2 By Vicki Bernie, The Dayton Jewish Observer Vicki Bernie Michael Kors called her “the last warrior.” To most people, the late Wendy Zuckerwise Ritter was the epitome of

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The history of Dayton’s Jewish cemeteries

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Arthur L. Welsh on a Wright Model B, Dayton, 1911 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,

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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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Anshe Emeth at 150 By Martha Moody Jacobs, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer   Temple Anshe Emeth The second oldest Jewish congregation in the Miami Valley, Temple Anshe Emeth in Piqua, will celebrate its 150th anniversary on May 10. With a name meaning People of Truth in Hebrew, Anshe

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Narkis, Dayan and Rabin enter Jerusalem’s Old City after its capture, June 7, 1967 By Renate Frydman Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer News of Israel’s preemptive air strike on Egyptian airfields on June 5, 1967 — in advance of a mass Arab invasion of Israel — spread quickly across

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Fitterman obituary By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Robert Fitterman Master fund raiser and community builder Robert Fitterman, who served as executive director of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton from 1948 to 1978, died on May 22. He was 95. His 30-year tenure with the Federation reflected the

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