Jewish Geography

If you were lost in the wilderness, would you know which way was north? The classic natural tracking maneuver is to look up at the sky and find the north star. It is interesting then to…

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An Eight or Nine Day Week?

Practically all civilized humanity has agreed on some basic common measures to mark time. A day consisting of 24 hours follows the natural rotation of the earth on its axis. The lunar…

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Which Day Of The Week Were You Born?

Do you know on which day you were born? Not your birthday...which day of the week? It doesn't appear to be a relevant fact, but more of an interesting bit of personal trivia. According to…

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Do We Attempt to Fool God this Week?

During the Aseret Y’mei Teshuva, the Ten Days of Repentance, Jews are encouraged to improve their actions, with both God and people. Every year Jews endeavor to transform themselves,…

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Do We Attempt to Fool God this Week?

During the Aseret Y’mei Teshuva, the Ten Days of Repentance, Jews are encouraged to improve their actions, with both God and people. Every year Jews endeavor to transform themselves, by…

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Which Day Of The Week Were You Born?

Do you know on which day you were born? Not your birthday...which day of the week. It doesn’t appear to be a relevant fact, but more of an interesting bit of personal trivia. According to…

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This Week

Use this week between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur to focus on the role of Judaism in your life.

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The Week Ahead

Take on a specific mitzvah about which to be extra careful for the week between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. 

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A Somber Week

In preparing for Tisha B'Av, the saddest day on the Jewish calendar, keep this week low-key.

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First Week of Av

Assume the serious atmosphere of the week leading up to Tisha B'Av (the 9th of Av)  a day of great tragedy for the Jewish people.

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A Special Week

Do something each day this week to make it special for Chol Hamoed.

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One Week At A Time

Try to incorporate the most basic form of prayer (one statement of praise, one request and one statement of gratitude) every day for a week.

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The End of the Week

Prepare to celebrate Shavuot at the end of this week. Learn more about the holiday on njop.org's Shavuot page.

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The Week Ahead

Make the most of this week leading up to Yom Kippur.

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Random Acts of Kindness Week

Celebrate “Random Acts of Kindness Week,” February 14-20! Make a random act of kindness a habit for the rest of your life!

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A Good Week

On Saturday night, after Shabbat has ended, it is customary to greet one's fellow by wishing him/her a "Shavua Tov" (Hebrew) or a "Gut Voch" (Yiddish), which means a "Good week."

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Space Week

Today, October 10, 2012, is the last day of "World Space Week." The heavens and the stars have always fascinated humankind. They are so distant, so vast and, as so eloquently pointed out…

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Make Your Last Chametz Meal for the Week Count!

Many have the custom to eat their last chametz meal early in the morning of the eve of Pesach. Be careful to clean up so that not even the slightest trace of chametz can be found.

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Beginning of the Week

Shop for Passover supplies before it becomes last minute.

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One Week Until Purim

Mark your calendars and plan a Purim celebration.

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Just One Week

Get ready for Passover with Jewish Treats Guide to Preparing A Passover Seder.

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This Week

Do something special each day to celebrate Sukkot: For example, dress in nicer clothing, eat on china, try a new wine...

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One Week From Now

Shabbat Across America and Canada will take place on March 4, 2011. Check here to find a participating location near you.

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The Jewish Holiday A Week before Chanukah

The Mishnah (Rosh Hashana 1:1) declares four calendar dates as “Jewish new years.” On the first day of Tishrei, we celebrate Rosh Hashana as the annual day of judgment…

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The Jewish Holiday A Week before Chanukah

The Mishnah (Rosh Hashana 1:1) declares four calendar dates as “Jewish new years.” On the first day of Tishrei, we celebrate Rosh Hashana as the annual day of judgment for all humanity…

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Cleaning The Water

This year, National Geography Awareness Week (this week) has chosen the theme of “freshwater.” The Torah is laden with prohibitions against harming the environment. Soldiers may not cut…

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“…You Border on the Adriatic”

For many Americans, knowledge of Albania may derive from a famous scene in the sitcom “Cheers,” where “Coach” helps “Sam” study geography via the use of songs. They did this by singing,…

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The Sino-Jewish Axis

During Associate U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan’s 2010 confirmation hearings, she was asked where she had spent the previous Christmas. With a broad smile, Ms. Kagan responded,…

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Berlin’s Hildesheimer Rabbinical Seminary

On May 11, 1820, a child was born in Prussia who would, as a grown man, almost single-handedly change the face of German Jewry. Rabbi Azriel Hildesheimer attended yeshiva in Hanover, and…

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Identify With, and Act for Jewish Causes

Our personal identity revolves around family, geography, ethnicity and ideology. Never forget that each Jew is an integral and irreplaceable part of the Jewish community.

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