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The Jewish Family Identity Forum Rituals in Jewish life series By Candace R. Kwiatek In the midst of my annual whirlwind cleaning spree in preparation for Passover, I managed to pause for a few moments to reminisce over my decades-old wedding album. The momentary calm of the indoor bedeken (veiling)

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First in a series on rituals in Jewish life The Jewish Family Identity Forum By Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer When I visit my father’s house, I have oatmeal for breakfast, just as he has done for years. On vacation in Florida, the first thing my husband and

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The Jewish Family Identity Forum By Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer The last in a series on Children of the Bible Cain and Abel. Isaac. Moses. The biblical children’s photo albums look much like those on our own shelves: filled with snapshots that capture only highlights and captions

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Jewish Family Identity Forum By Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer Introduction The First Commandment The Second Commandment The Third Commandment The Fourth Commandment The Fifth Commandment The Sixth Commandment The Seventh Commandment The Eighth Commandment The Ninth Commandment The Tenth Commandment Conclusion     Candace R. Kwiatek is

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Children of the Bible series By Candace R. Kwiatek Of all the biblical children, Joseph has the messiest, most stuffed scrapbook album. A scrap of ornamented tunic. A dreamer’s doodles. Mug shots and princely portraits. His life’s story, a novella told in great detail, is a series of reversals: favored

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By Candace R. Kwiatek Children of the Bible Series In the widely acclaimed musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, lyricist Tim Rice enumerates a well-known series of biblical children, ending with: “Jacob, Jacob and sons, Benjamin and Judah, which leaves only one, Joseph – Jacob’s favorite son…” As you

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Jewish Family Identity Forum By Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer, January 2011 Sinai. Its impact on the course of human experience has never been equaled. For a year, this column has focused on exploring Aseret haDibrot, The Ten Sayings of Jewish tradition known more generally as the Ten

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The Ten Commandments: A series Jewish Family Identity Forum By Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer, December 2010 In one of my favorite family stories, my husband managed to tame the “greed monster.” We were carting our young children through the grocery store, to their usual chants of “I

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Children of the Bible: A New Series Jewish Family Identity Forum By Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer Open a family photo album and you’re likely to find myriad snapshots of children waving food-filled spoons, chasing runaway kittens, climbing slide ladders, and wearing grown-ups’ shoes. If you look closely,

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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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