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Look for The Adventures of Bark Mitzvah Boy each month on this page and in The Dayton Jewish Observer. To read the complete March 2015 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

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The Jewish Internet with Mark Mietkiewicz, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Name a traditional food associated with Purim. Good. Now name another. If you have trouble getting beyond the H-word, then you’re in for a treat. There’s nothing wrong with that prune, poppy or chocolate-filled delight. But isn’t it

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Leshon Ima, Mother Tongue with Dr. Rachel Zohar Dulin, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer We are blessed with two holidays this season, Purim and Pesach. For both, we drink wine to symbolize our joy. On Purim, one is advised by the rabbis of the Talmud to drink to the

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With Rachel Haug Gilbert, The Dayton Jewish Observer At the American Advertising Federation-Dayton Hermes Awards on Feb. 14, Linda Kahn, senior vice president of media services with The Ohlmann Group, was honored with the AAF Silver Medal, in recognition of her lifelong contributions to the advertising industry. The honor marked

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New series: The Jew in the Christian World Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer What can we learn from a house of worship? Interested in exploring a variety of religious experiences, my friend Atarah recently visited a nearby church. She noted that there was a

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Shirley R. Abromowitz, age 87 of Miami, formerly of Dayton, passed away Feb. 11 at her residence. Mrs. Abromowitz was a buyer for Elder-Beerman, retiring after 26 years of service, a member of Beth Jacob Congregation, past president of its sisterhood, a member of Hadassah and a former volunteer at

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By Marc Katz, Special To The Observer War, terror attacks and constant arguments over whose land it is are constant threats to Israel, but Noam Gilboord travels the United States to warn about the threat of BDS, a movement that’s more subtle. BDS is a Palestinian-run campaign for boycotts, divestment and

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By Ronelle Grier, Detroit Jewish News Josh Levine wasn’t a drug addict, an alcoholic or a habitual drug user. He grew up in West Bloomfield, Mich., celebrated his Bar Mitzvah there, competed in varsity athletics at West Bloomfield High School and graduated from the University of Michigan. At 22, he

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By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer After more than a year and a half without a rabbi, Beth Jacob Congregation has announced that Rabbi Adam Rosenthal of Cincinnati will serve as its rabbi-in-residence for three weekends in February, March and April. “We decided to start with three months, and

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By Simone Rodan-Benzaquen PARIS — The kosher supermarket was chosen deliberately. Men, women and children were shopping and preparing for Shabbat. Only two days before the attack, terrorists had left 10 of the best-known satirical journalists and cartoonists dead at Charlie Hebdo. Three French police officers were also struck down,

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