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Cathy’s WHIM – A Lasting Impact

Cathy’s WHIM – A Lasting Impact

This past week, our world lost two important people. Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks z”l, Emeritus Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom, passed away from cancer at age 72 on Saturday, November 7th. On Sunday, November 8th, notable Jeopardy host Alex Trebek z”l passed away from cancer at age 80. While both men had incredibly different lives, they each made important impacts in our world.

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Dayton Jewish Observer

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69 years later, DP camp friends reconnect

By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer “Ruth, I’m going to call you Regina,” Ira Segalewitz said from his home in Kettering when he saw his childhood sweetheart for the first time in 69 years, via Zoom on Nov. 8. “Call me whatever you want, just call me!” Ruth Brandspiegel The post 69 years later, DP camp friends reconnect appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Learning from our ‘precedential’ election

By Rabbi Benjamin G. Azriel, Temple Beth Or Electing a “precedent” is never an easy time for a community. Evaluating values, learning about the history of the concepts, incorporating morality into our lives are all parts of determining the precedent that we will elect. At Makor, Temple Beth Or’s Sunday The post Learning from our ‘precedential’ election appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Libby Copeland: DNA testing reveals family secrets, complicates identity

By Sophie Panzer , Jewish Exponent In 2012, a woman named Alice took a DNA test and expected it to reveal that her entire family hailed from Irish American and British ancestry. Instead, the test revealed that half her DNA was Ashkenazi Jewish. Her attempts to understand the results and The post Libby Copeland: DNA testing reveals family secrets, complicates identity appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Cataloging today’s American Jewish experience

By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer When Tablet’s Stephanie Butnick, Liel Leibovitz, and Mark Oppenheimer started their Unorthodox podcast in 2015 as a side project for the magazine, they had no idea it would become the most popular Jewish podcast on iTunes. They also didn’t know their emerging roles The post Cataloging today’s American Jewish experience appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

With Scott Halasz, The Dayton Jewish Observer Zach Kurland, son of Emily and Jayde Kurland, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Dr. Corinne Daprano of the University of Dayton School of Education and Health Sciences has received the 2020-21 Jerry R. Thomas Distinguished Leadership Award from the American Kinesiology The post Mr. Mazel appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Waters above, waters below

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 The post Waters above, waters below appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Hidden Child Samuel Lauber dies at 78

Samuel Lauber, who survived the Holocaust as a Hidden Child in Belgium, died Nov. 4 at the age of 78. Lauber was born in Antwerp in 1942. Belgian nuns arranged for the Detry family in Lalouviere to hide Lauber when he was 3. His sister, 19, escorted Lauber to the The post Hidden Child Samuel Lauber dies at 78 appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Savory beet latkes for Chanukah

By Elisa Spungen Bildner The Nosher These beet pancakes are great for using up a variety of other root vegetables. Using a food processor will make quick work of the shredding aspect of the preparation. With a nice browned crust, the latkes are delicious served with applesauce or sour cream The post Savory beet latkes for Chanukah appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

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