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A Bisel Kisel with Masha Kisel, The Dayton Jewish Observer My great-grandmother Valentina lived surrounded by plants. Her balcony was lined with potted geraniums and violets; inside were wall to wall cacti. Our ritual when I came over to her small apartment in the center of Kiev, which was often,

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Dayton native Lauren Koenig is a go-getter. And her can-do attitude has garnered her a spot on a prestigious list in Chicago. Lauren was named to the eighth annual Double Chai in the Chi: 36 Under 36 list of young Jewish movers and shakers in Chicago who make major contributions

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Our Dual Heritage Series Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer On July 16, syndicated talk radio host Dennis Prager testified at a U.S. Senate hearing about the growing restrictions on free speech online. “This is the biggest threat in the history of the republic,” Prager

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Dr. Arthur Green, founding dean of the non-denominational rabbinical program at Hebrew College in Boston, will deliver two lectures as the keynote speaker for the 41st Annual Ryterband Symposium in Judaic Studies, Wednesday, Sept. 18 at the University of Dayton. Green will present Excavating Chasidic Texts at 4 p.m. in

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Rabbi Judith Schindler, Sklut Professor of Jewish Studies and director of the Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice at Queens University of Charlotte, N.C., will keynote Westminster Presbyterian Church’s second annual Westminster Lecture on Faith and Civic Life at 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28. Her address, The Jewish View

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The American Jewish Press Association announced in June that The Dayton Jewish Observer is the recipient of a first-place 2019 Simon Rockower Award for Excellence in Jewish Journalism. A feature story by Editor and Publisher Marshall Weiss about the Gem City Market in the March 2018 Observer, Let all who

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

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Franklin T. Cohn, age 85 of Dayton, passed away July 23. Mr. Cohn was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps and was instrumental in the building of the Korean War Veterans Memorial. He was a very accomplished athlete in many sports and was still competing. He was

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By Marshall Weiss, The Observer Over Aug. 4 and 5, the Tipp City Police Department received three reports of hate vandalism — including three swastikas — spray-painted on sidewalks along Plum Street and on a CSX Corp. railroad electric box. According to police reports, a swastika with a circle around

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By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer When Dayton’s Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz was invited to deliver a prayer at Sunday night’s vigil on East Fifth Street in Dayton’s Oregon District — the site where nine people were gunned down earlier that day — she already knew where to find words

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