Jewish Treats

About Jewish Treats

Jewish Treats is NJOP’s newest email project to share interesting and enjoyable observations about Judaism, which we call “Juicy Bits of Judaism.”

These bite-sized facts, actions and prayers are easy to digest and are a great way to make a daily connection to Judaism in two minutes or less.

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The Latest Jewish Treats

Tue, 30 Jun 2015

SEVEN YEARS!

In Jewish tradition, there is special significance to the number seven. The seventh day is Shabbat, the day of rest. The seventh month is Tishrei, the month with the most holidays (Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur and Sukkot). The seventh year of the sabbatical cycle is the Shmittah year, when the land of Israel is meant to lie fallow.

One understanding as to what is significant about seven is that it is one step...more