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By Michael Fox, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Roberta Grossman was puzzled. Why was the story of Anne Frank universally known and that of Hannah Senesh, a young Hungarian-Jewish poet who bravely sacrificed her life to rescue Jews, almost unknown? “Because of the movie,” explained Judith Baumel-Schwartz, a scholar

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By Melinda Strauss, The Nosher I basically made myself speechless with this recipe. I mean, it’s chocolate rugelach and it’s cheesecake and it’s bread pudding — and it’s absolutely heavenly. If you are wondering, no this isn’t just rugelach with cheesecake batter, which really wouldn’t be so bad. The batter

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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 June 2019 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

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Carolyn G. Caplan, age 79 of Dayton, passed away April 18. She attended Mary Institute in St. Louis prior to Colorado Women’s College. Mrs. Caplan was vice president of Diet Workshop for 18 years. She was an avid tennis and racquetball player and enjoyed the company of her friends and

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By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer The Jewish Federation’s message to the community about the KKK-affiliated Honorable Sacred Knights of Indiana’s planned May 25 rally at Dayton’s Courthouse Square: don’t be there. “It is a dangerous situation,” Jewish Community Relations Council Director Rabbi Ari Ballaban said of the Klan

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On the centennial of Prohibition in Ohio, a look back at the celebrated leaders of Dayton’s liquor industry — and how Dayton’s Jews navigated Prohibition By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer It’s not commonly remembered today that for centuries, Jews were involved in all aspects of the liquor business

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New Column: A Bisel Kisel with Masha Kisel, The Dayton Jewish Observer We decided to spend part of our honeymoon in Krakow because I wanted to share with my new husband “a magical city” that I knew and loved well. I fell in love with Polish language and literature in

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By Ben Wainblat “Ah yes, your luggage is in Moscow.” This is how I started my month-long visit to Israel as I stood at the help desk at Ben Gurion Airport. I wouldn’t have made it through 3.5 years of medical school without some resilience in my step. I took

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By Rabbi Judy Chessin, Temple Beth Or Time magazine quoted a prominent politician: “Last week…our nation…cast aside all but the last veil of pretense seeking to make the faith of one religious community a public national referendum in the U.S.” No, this wasn’t a tweet from Congressional Rep. Ilhan Omar,

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Q&A with the veteran performer about The Samuel Project By Darren Paltrowitz, Jewish Journal LOS ANGELES — A legend in the world of entertainment, Hal Linden is a Tony winner, Emmy winner, and multiple Golden Globe nominee. While he made a big splash as the title character on the classic

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