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[CityBeat] Ish Festival Returns to Washington Park

Launched in 2017, the ish Festival is back this year, exploring the spectrum of Jewish and Israeli arts and cultural traditions through art, food and music for all ages via the theme “to welcome the stranger.” The goal is to deepen the understanding of what it means to be human.

There w…

[Cincinnati Enquirer] Jews Feel Homeless in Current Political Climate

In Sunday conversations, Opinion Editor Kevin Aldridge chats with some of Greater Cincinnati's most intriguing thought leaders and newsmakers to discuss current news events and interesting, little-known facts about them. Today's featured guest is Jackie Congedo, director of the Jewish Commun…

[Business Courier:] A Cincy Baking Superhero is Retiring His Cape, Tights

A superhero of the Cincinnati food industry is hanging up his cape and tights, retiring after feeding the Queen City for nearly 50 years.

John Marx, the not-so-mild-mannered alter ego of Bagel Man and the founder of Marx Hot Bagels, sold his bakery and is retiring. The 78-year-old has been …

[WCPO:] Loss of 1865 Synagogue an "Absolute Tragedy": Stadium Project Plan

“There’s nothing to protect it,” Muller said. “It really is an absolute tragedy that the building will be torn down.”

It was built in 1865 to house Ahavath Achim, or the Congregation of Brotherly Love, said photographer J. Miles Wolf. He researched the property for his exhibit, …

[American Israelite:] Marx’s Hot Bagels Has Been Sold

Marx Hot Bagels is under new ownership.

The long-time bagel shop in Blue Ash was sold recently to Y. Y. Davis, who bought it from John and Danielle Marx.

Marx has owned the shop since 1969 when he took over a company that was in bankruptcy. He got his start in baking at Kroger’s at Eight…