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The Ten Commandments: A series Jewish Family Identity Forum By Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer, November 2010 In the Talmud we learn that “The signature of God is truth. (BT Shabbat 55a).” Since the Torah teaches we are created in God’s image, shouldn’t we aspire to be known

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The Ten Commandments: A series Jewish Family Identity Forum By Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer, October 2010 Running late, I glanced hurriedly at my receipt as I left the checkout lane of a local discount store. Oh no! The small CD player I’d picked up on sale did

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The Ten Commandments: A series Jewish Family Identity Forum By Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer, September 2010 In 1631, a typesetting error by London’s royal printers resulted in a King James edition infamously known as the “Wicked Bible.” The omission of the word “not” left the Seventh Commandment

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The Ten Commandments: A series Jewish Family Identity Forum By Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer, August 2010 The problem with translations is that they can be misleading, missing the nuances or peculiarities of the original language. In the case of the Sixth Commandment, however, the King James version

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The Ten Commandments: A series Jewish Family Identity Forum By Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer, July 2010 From the very first word, the Fifth Commandment — “Honor your father and your mother, in order that your days may be prolonged on the soil that the Lord your God

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The Ten Commandments: A series Jewish Family Identity Forum By Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer, June 2010 It has been a season of simchas. Among our extended family and friends have been numerous weddings and graduations, two birthdays, a military commission ceremony, a Bat Mitzvah, a brit, and

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The Ten Commandments: A series Jewish Family Identity Forum By Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer, May 2010 You’d think the current trends to get God out of the public arena — no prayer in schools, no commandments in courthouses, no crosses on city seals — would have made

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The Ten Commandments: A Series Jewish Family Identity Forum By Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer April 2010 Ba’al. Moloch. Ra. Aphrodite.  Zeus. In ancient days, people worshipped multiple gods who, they believed, controlled what they could see in the natural world around them: the sun, the seasons, childbirth,

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Jewish Family Identity Forum A series by Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer March 2010 “If there is no God, all is permitted,” argues Ivan Karamazov in Doestoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov. After all, without God, who then has the authority to determine right and wrong? The state? Its laws

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Jewish Family Identity Forum A series by Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer February 2010 It would appear that the Ten Commandments have become quite popular lately. After all, you can go into any bookstore and find “The Ten Commandments of…” marriage bliss, fund raising, trimming tax bills, positive

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