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Yom Ha’Atzmaut

Yom Ha’Atzmaut

Yom Ha’Atzmaut As I sit here writing this WHIM, I am looking at an amazing photo of David Ben-Gurion (the first Prime Minister of Israel) doing a headstand on the beach. Looking at the picture, it reminds me that despite the challenges Israel faced during that time,...

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Dayton Jewish Observer

Dayton Jewish Observer

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Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs Yair Lapid appointed Israel’s first special envoy for combating antisemitism and the delegitimization of Israel, naming Israeli American artist and author Noa Tishby to the position April 11 in Jerusalem. Tishby will keynote the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton’s Presidents Dinner in the rotunda of The post Israel’s first-ever envoy to combat antisemitism will keynote Federation Presidents Dinner May 15 appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

A poem for Yom Hashoah

    By Zoe Kourlas, Grade Eight, Hastings Middle School 2022 Max May and Lydia May Memorial Holocaust Art and Writing Contest, sponsored by the Greater Dayton Holocaust Education Committee   The post A poem for Yom Hashoah appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Area Reform leaders mourn HUC vote to end residential rabbinical program in Cincinnati

By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer To say Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati’s connections with Dayton-area Reform congregations run deep would be an understatement. It was natural for the architect of Reform Judaism in the United States, Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise, to reach out from his Cincinnati perch to The post Area Reform leaders mourn HUC vote to end residential rabbinical program in Cincinnati appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer In the April issue of The Observer, we interviewed Centerville resident Maryna Braginsky, who shared what her immediate family in Ukraine endured over the first weeks of Russia’s invasion. Her mother was sheltering in the basement of her house in Sumy, a city The post Maryna Braginsky updates The Observer on her family in Ukraine appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

100 years ago, young Black, Catholic & Jewish leaders legally kept the Klan from rallying at Memorial Hall

UD law professor on why it couldn’t happen today, how & why the U.S. Supreme Court raised the free speech bar By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Though they were all in their 20s and 30s, the five young men were already well-respected in their professions and for championing The post 100 years ago, young Black, Catholic & Jewish leaders legally kept the Klan from rallying at Memorial Hall appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Air Force Security Assistance manager’s greatest career moment

By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer While being interviewed March 22 as part of an Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Public Affairs video series, civilian employee Brian Koontz said the greatest moment of his career was in 2007, “when Israel destroyed a Syrian reactor that was in a The post Air Force Security Assistance manager’s greatest career moment appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

By Marshall Weiss, The Observer Centerville is now the home of U.S. manufacturing for an Israeli company that produces universal, autonomous drone docking and recharging stations. Niv Aharoni, CEO and founder of Strix Drones, made the announcement April 11 at Sinclair College’s National UAS Training and Certification Center. “We were The post Israeli drone docking co. to base U.S. manufacturing in Centerville appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Was Dumbledore’s phoenix, Fawkes, on Noah’s Ark?

By Rabbi Tina Sobo, Temple Israel How do we approach seemingly mythical, magical, or otherwise logically implausible creatures referenced in the Bible and rabbinic literature (Midrash, Mishnah, Talmud)? Using Natan Slifkin’s book, Sacred Monsters as a primary source, I explored this question in a recent lecture. One congregant asked why The post Was Dumbledore’s phoenix, Fawkes, on Noah’s Ark? appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

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