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By Leanne Shor, The Nosher I know that sufganiyot — jelly doughnuts — are traditional and beloved for Chanukah. But I feel confident that once you try these easy and incredibly delicious ricotta fritters, you will be converted to these sweet fried treats. And if I’m making a confession, I

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By Paula Shoyer, The Nosher Everyone loves potato latkes, but no one likes the mess of frying them or the guilt associated with eating them. These latkes are baked in the oven and easily won over my kids. You do need to watch them so they don’t burn; they were

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Check out The Adventures of Bark Mitzvah Boy each month in The Dayton Jewish Observer and at this site.     To read the complete December 2019 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

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Daniel Cohen passed the Virginia bar exam in October. He is the son of Rich and Nancy Cohen. Josh Halpern made a cameo appearance back in Dayton Oct. 30 to perform with the Rodin Trio. The ensemble was founded in 2011 and has performed in some of the most important

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Dr. Allen Ronald Ross passed away at age 87, Nov. 11 in Dayton. He is survived by devoted wife of 63 years, Helen E. Ross, and by three wonderful sons, David (Deborah), Richard, and Marc; four loving grandchildren, Rachel (Harry) Wolff, Cameron (Scott) Fussey, Gabriel, and Carter Ross; and one

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By Martha Moody Jacobs, Special To The Observer Melanie Barrett, 20 years old and a junior at Wittenberg University, is an entrepreneur who designs and markets clothing. You might imagine she sells custom T-shirts or dresses made of repurposed fabrics. No. Barrett’s passion is creating specialized apparel for people in

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By Masada Siegel, Special To The Observer Independent film and television producer Marra B. Gad says she wrote The Color of Love: A Story of a Mixed Race Jewish Girl so that young, Jewish kids of color will know that there is beauty and pride in living exactly as they

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By Marc Katz, Special To The Observer Hawked as a sports story featuring the mid-20th century heights and depths of success and scandal, New York Times bestselling author Matthew Goodman’s new book, the City Game (only part of the title), relies as much on a civilian-life narrative of the mid-1950s

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With Scott Halasz, The Dayton Jewish Observer Ethan Zied’s desire to place a U.S. flag at the grave of his maternal grandfather, Howard Mason, has helped Ethan become an Eagle Scout candidate. And there’s a good chance as you read this that his project has been accepted. Ethan, the son

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A Bisel Kisel With Masha Kisel, The Dayton Jewish Observer “You’re a Jubu!” exclaimed my friend Jaime, who was also Jewish and much more worldly than me. Jaime was coming through town on her way back to the University of Santa Barbara, where apparently “Jubus” were plentiful. I took her

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