The Sanctity of Home

Bring a hint of the light of the ancient Temple into your own home by celebrating Chanukah and publicizing the miracle (through lighting the menorah).

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My Place

Establish a place in your home where you are able to concentrate while saying prayers.

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A Better Place

Use your skills to try to make the world a better place.

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Place to Serve

It's one week until Rosh Hashana, if you still need a place to attend Rosh Hashana services, please contact NJOP for assistance.

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Customs of Place

Jewish life is defined by halacha (Jewish law) and colored by minhag (Jewish custom). While Jewish prayer may have the same form and structure around the globe, the way in which it is…

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Reading Place

Arrange a cozy corner for some relaxing Shabbat reading.

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Make a Place

If you have the space, build a sukkah and celebrate this joy-filled holiday at home. 

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Local Place

Make a donation to support your local synagogue.

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Aware of Place

Be aware of how you treat others both publicly and privately.

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A Place To Burn

If you live in or near a large Jewish community, find out if there is a communal location for burning chametz. If you do not live in or near a large Jewish community, think…

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No Place For Pride

Do not hesitate to admit when you are wrong.

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In Your Own Place

Every person faces moments when he/she must act as a “judge.” Do so with as much merciful justice as possible.

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Rosh Hashana Place

Know someone who is looking for a new Rosh Hashana experience? Maybe one of these Beginner Services is just what they need: Beginner Service Locations

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A Quiet Place

Choose a quiet spot in your home or office where you can spend a daily moment of prayer or reflection without interruption.

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Place Your Kosher Order

Follow the lead of Mary Beame, the wife of the late Mayor Abraham Beame, who purchased kosher meat for Gracie Mansion and order from your local kosher butcher.

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Around the World in One Place

In honor of International Museum Day, Jewish Treats presents Beit Hatfutsot, The Museum of the Jewish People (often referred to as the Diaspora Museum). In 1959, at…

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Around the World in One Place

In honor of International Museum Day, Jewish Treats presents Beit Hatfutsot, The Museum of the Jewish People (often referred to as the Diaspora Museum). In 1959, at the World Jewish…

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A Place For the Artists

Marcel Janco, who passed away on April 21, 1984, is best known as one of the founders of the Dada movement, an avant-garde art movement of the early twentieth century that rejected…

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Place Your Bets

The Talmud states that professional gamblers are among the four types of people who are deemed ineligible to serve as witnesses or judges (in addition to usurers, pigeon trainers and…

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Writers in a Terrible Place

“The Day of the Imprisoned Writer” (November 15) was established by PEN International to recognize and provide support for writers who use their skills to fight political repression.…

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Writers in a Terrible Place

“The Day of the Imprisoned Writer” (November 15th) was established by PEN International to recognize and provide support for writers who use their skills to fight political repression.…

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A Place For the Artists

Marcel Janco, who passed away on April 21, 1984, is best known as one of the founders of the Dada movement, an avant-garde art movement of the early twentieth century that rejected…

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Kee Teitzei 5772-2012

"The Sanctity of the Camp of Israel" by Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald This week’s parasha, parashat Kee Teitzei, contains 74 mitzvot-- more mitzvot than any other portion of the Torah. 27 are…

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Chukat-Balak 5766-2006

"The Sanctity of Human Life" by Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald In the first of this week's two parashiot, Chukat-Balak, we learn of the law of the Parah Adumah, the Red Heifer. In Numbers…

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Re’eh 5776-2016

“Preserving the Sanctity of Sacred Objects and Sacred Ideas" by Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald Very soon after the opening verses of this week’s parasha, parashat Re’eh, the Torah, in…

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Re’eh 5765-2005

"The Sanctity of Land and its Implications" by Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald Among the topics discussed in this coming week's parasha, parashat Re'eh, is the sanctity of the Land of Israel.…

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Acharei Mot-Kedoshim 5773-2013

"The Sanctity of The Holy of Holies" by Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald In parashat Acharei Mot, the first of this week’s double parashiot, Acharei Mot-Kedoshim, the Torah recalls the death of…

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Lech Lecha 5773-2012

"To the Land that I Will Show You" by Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald In this week’s parasha, parashat Lech Lecha, G-d instructs Abram (his name had not yet been changed to Abraham), to begin…

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Chayei Sara 5763-2002

"The Torah's Recipe for Finding a Proper Mate" by Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald One of the growing issues confronting contemporary American and world Jewry is the challenge of finding proper…

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Shoftim 5777-2017

“Judaism and the Principle of the Sanctity of Human Life” by Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald   This week’s parasha, parashat Shoftim, focuses, for the most part, on the principle of the…

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