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Considering Creation Series Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer As a baby, my grandson could easily identify cats and dogs out and about, and in books. Although he had cats and dogs as pets, one might have expected some confusion, since his 200-pound American mastiff

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Considering Creation: A Series Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer Creation began with an infinite divine light, the Ohr Ein Sof, according to the Torah’s mystical interpretation found in the Kabalah. To create an empty space where physical and spiritual worlds could be created, God

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Considering Creation: A New Series Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek The Dayton Jewish Observer For centuries, scholars and scientists, clergy and commoners have argued about the Creation story. Are the Bible’s opening verses about the unfolding of the cosmos, the origins of life, and the birth of humanity

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Our Dual Heritage Series Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer My father-in-law, Jack Kwiatek of blessed memory, loved to go to estate sales. At one such event he came across a blackened collection of small fluted cups. Nearby was an equally dingy genie bottle. A

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Our Dual Heritage Series Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer When writer and storyteller Sarah Montana was 22, her mother and brother were shot to death in their home by a neighborhood teen looking for valuables to steal. Seven years later, she recounted in a

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Our Dual Heritage Series Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer Jewish folklore recounts the tale of an old-school Southern lady who decided to do something nice for the World War II boys in uniform. She phoned the local army base and spoke to the lieutenant:

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Our Dual Heritage Series Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer Prevented from gathering — or even extensive shopping — for Passover seders this year due to Covid-19, Jews across the country were at first despairing. But hope doesn’t die so easily. Synagogues, caterers, Jewish organizations,

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Our Dual Heritage Series Jewish Family Education With Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer Remember Amalek, the nation that personified evil, the Torah emphasizes in the Purim daytime reading. “God said to Moses: Write this remembrance…and read it aloud…I will utterly blot out the memory of Amalek… (Ex. 17:14).”

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Our Dual Heritage Series Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer It took more than 300 boxes, three sets of movers, and two weeks to move just over a mile to our new home. Who knew we had so much stuff, even after we’d eliminated all

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Our Dual Heritage Series Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer As a kid, my peers and I could read a tape measure. It was just common sense. Yet a recent radio report confirmed by an online contractors’ blog, noted that construction managers are regularly faced

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