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By Kristen Mott , Cleveland Jewish News Toledo student government passes first BDS resolution in state The University of Toledo student government passed a divestment resolution during an open forum meeting March 3. This is the first divestment resolution passed by a university student government in Ohio. The Toledo chapter of

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  By Dr. David M. Novick 1. The issues are urgent. Iran was the most pressing issue at this year’s policy conference. Iran’s nuclear weapons quest is a direct threat to American interests and an existential threat to Israel. Two years ago, a combination of tough diplomacy and mounting sanctions brought

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By Michael Fox, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Documentary makers often get their ideas from the front page. Nancy Spielberg discovered the forgotten late-1940s saga that gives wings to Above and Beyond on the obituary page. “I found out about Al Schwimmer, and that this guy, an American, was considered

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By Karen Davis, Jewish Women’s Archive “I believe in tit for tat, and if that’s the case someone owes me a lot of tat.” That quote begins well-researched documentary about Sophie Tucker, the bawdy singer and comedian known for being “the last of the red-hot mamas.” And thanks to the producing-writing

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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 April 2015 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

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The Dayton Jewish Observer Vegetarian food brought Cantor Jenna Greenberg and Rabbi Josh Ginsberg together. The two met as students at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, when a classmate organized a singles dinner at a kosher vegetarian restaurant in Chinatown. Greenberg had become a vegetarian in her teens,

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By Rabbi Judy Chessin Temple Beth Or, and Chair, Synagogue Forum of Dayton Remember the story of the East Coast rabbi who was invited to serve a Midwestern pulpit? On his very first Shabbat, a fight broke out among congregants who disagreed as to whether they should or should not

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Jew in the Christian world  Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer During a book discussion that raised questions about Jewish history, rituals, and beliefs, one of the Christian attendees said to me, “Thank you so much for your comments. I’ve met Jewish people before, but

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By Sean Savage, JNS.org For a growing number of Jewish families, Passover has become not only a holiday that retells the age-old story of the Exodus from Egypt, but also a time of current conflict and compromise. According to the Pew Research Center’s A Portrait of Jewish Americans survey that

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With Rachel Haug Gilbert, The Dayton Jewish Observer Hillel Academy will honor Sandy Sloane Brenner for her 43 years of teaching at the Jewish day school with a brunch on May 31 at Beth Abraham Synagogue. Proceeds will benefit Hillel Academy. Ann Berger is coordinating chefs for the Fifth Annual

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