Work of Love

“Shemayah said: Love work; scorn public office [positions of prominence] and seek not undue intimacy with the authorities” (Pirkei Avot/Ethics of the Fathers 1:10). When conjuring up…

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An Encyclopedic Work

When Rabbi Yaakov Culi arrived in Constantinople, Turkey, in 1714, he did not expect to find a Jewish community lacking Jewish knowledge. While the city was home to some of the great…

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Women Who Work

In 1993, Gloria Steinem and the Ms. Foundation for Women initiated the “Take Our Daughters To Work” program (in 2003, it became “Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work”) with the intention…

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In Thanks For Your Work

As history moves from the age of the Industrial Revolution into the age of technology, the western world has become a service based society. Yet as much as we depend upon the services we…

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Support the Critical Work of NJOP

NJOP, is the organization that sponsors Jewish Treats, sponsors SHABBAT ACROSS AMERICA AND CANADA, READ HEBREW AMERICA AND CANADA, Beginners Services, the Crash Course in Basic Judaism…

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Work on Interpersonal Relationships

While it is always worthwhile to work on, and try to improve, our relationships, we are in a calendrical period where introspection is particularly relevant and valuable.

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The Hard Work

For the next week, work hard at improving your imperfections (control your anger, avoid wasting time, etc.).

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Work Ahead

Get involved in Jewish community organizations to strengthen the Jewish community for the future.

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In Your Work

Use the opportunities you have to help other Jews.

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Community Work

Take the initiative of becoming involved in community organizations. 

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At Work

If you were unable to get away from working on Tisha B'Av, try to avoid unnecessary socializing.

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Weekend’s Work

As you prepare for next week's Thanksgiving holiday, consider purchasing a few extra cans of food to donate locally or to the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

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Weekly Work

Each week, try to incorporate the weekly sephira trait into your life. For instance, this week seek out an act of chesed such as giving a friend a ride to an appointment.

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Yard Work

Keep your yard or hedge trimmed so that you don't create a hazard for people walking past.

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Whistle While You Work

Hum a happy song on your way home from the office and set the "tune" for your evening!

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Your Tuition Dollars at Work

Some of the best Yeshivas offer a strong secular curriculum alongside a solid Torah education.

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Put Your Work Aside

Refrain from business talk and rejoice this Shabbat by enjoying the special gift that God has bestowed upon the Jewish people.

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The Work of the Frogs

Frogs are fascinating creatures. They are, perhaps, the most common and best-known amphibians. There are over 4,800 types of frogs. While some frogs are poisonous, they are, on the…

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Jewish Work in Diabetes

Not so long ago, diabetes was often thought of as a “Jewish disease.”  This was before doctors and scientists understood genetics. The idea of diabetes as a “Jewish disease” also…

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The Reluctant Rabbi

Rabbi Sholom Mordechai Schwadron (1835-1911) learned modesty and dedication to Torah study from his special father, Reb Moshe, who constantly reviewed different sefarim (holy books) while…

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Behind The Scenes of The Great War

The great World Wars, both involved armies of nations from all across the globe. But, in both wars--historians would agree--the balance of power shifted when America joined the allies.…

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December 2001

Table of Contents A Glimmer of Light Read Hebrew America/Canada NJOP Volunteers Boston University Hillel Augusta, GA Governor Pataki Salutes NJOP Sam Domb’s Dedication The…

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Bereshith 5778-2017

“The Torah Promotes the Work Ethic” by Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald In parashat Bereshith, after six days of creating the world, G-d rested on the seventh day, blessed it and designated it…

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Sources Commentators

Abarbanel (1437-1508, Spanish statesman, philosopher and commentator) Achad Ha’Am (Asher Zvi Hirsh Ginsberg, 1856-1927) AJOP (Association for Jewish Outreach Programs) Akeidat Yitzchak…

Halachic Authorities

The connection between Rabbi Jacob ben Asher (the Tur, Barcelona, Spain, 1269-1340), Rabbi Joseph Caro (Safed, Israel, 1488-1575) and Rabbi Moshe Isserlis (Cracow, Poland, 1520 - 1572) is…

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Behar 5776-2016

“Bernie Sanders Meets Parashat Behar" by Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald This week’s parasha, parashat Behar, introduces many of the Torah’s revolutionary economic ideas (see Behar 5765-2005).…

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Vayeitzei 5779-2018

“The Deceivers are Deceived” by Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald   In this week’s parasha, parashat Vayeitzei, we find Jacob fleeing for his life from his brother Esau’s wrath, because…

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Va’eira 5769-2009

"Why Didn't the Egyptians Rebel Against Pharaoh?" by Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald In parashat Va'eira, we learn of the first seven plagues that struck Egypt: Blood, frogs, lice, wild…

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Weekend

What are you doing this weekend? Actually, most people take their weekends for granted and forget that the five day work week was a victory won by the labor movement of the early…

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We’re Not Taking Care of Business

On Shabbat, the Jewish people are commanded: “Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is Shabbat for the Lord your God; you shall not do any work” (Exodus…

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