Three Steps Forward, Three Steps Back

While Jewish prayer has many aspects that are introspective, prayer is also designed to serve as a vehicle of communication with the Divine. The central focus of every prayer service is…

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Three Steps Forward, Three Steps Back

While Jewish prayer has many aspects that are introspective, prayer is also designed to serve as a vehicle of communication with the Divine. The central focus of every prayer service is…

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Looking Forward

It's time to start looking forward to the holiday of Shavuot, which seems just around the corner.

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Forward Relationship

Bring the focus of our relationship with the Divine from the holidays that just passed into mundane life.

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Daily Dose of Torah Study

Can Torah be studied every day? While there are many Jews who can and do study Torah daily, there are just as many who cannot, due to a wide variety of reasons ranging from lack of time…

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Daily Humility

Incorporate humility into your daily life.

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Commit Daily to Loving One’s Fellow

The antidote to acts of hatred are acts of love.

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A Daily Review

Take a few minutes each day to look at the blessings in your life. 

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Daily Dose

Set aside five minutes each morning to recite Psalm 27.

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Jewish Treats Jewish History

Jewish Treats aboutJewish History Browse our archive of Jewish History related Jewish Treats.…

Jewish Treats

Jewish Treats New blog posts each weekday sharing interesting and enjoyable observations about Judaism, called “Juicy Bits of…

99 Fascinating Jewish Personalities

99 Fascinating Jewish PersonalitiesBy S.R. Hewitt Have you ever heard of Two-Gun Cohen? Did you know that the artist Man Ray was Jewish? And what happened to Elisha ben Abuya that the…

The Most Popular non-Holiday Event on Jewish Calendars

Tomorrow night is the 24th annual Shabbat Across America and Canada. Jewish Treats is proud to present a history of NJOP’s SHABBAT ACROSS AMERICA AND CANADA. Jewish…

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The Most Popular non-Holiday Event on Jewish Calendars

Tonight is the 23rd annual Shabbat Across America and Canada. Jewish Treats is proud to present a history of NJOP’s SHABBAT ACROSS AMERICA AND CANADA. Jewish Treats is one of NJOP’s…

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Is There Jewish DNA?

Do you remember learning about genes and DNA, about inherited  traits and Gregor Mendel’s pea plants? It has long been known and accepted as scientific fact that each person’s DNA…

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How Elvis Was Jewish

Do a websearch on “Jewish Elvis,” and you will be astounded at what you find. Born on January 8, 1935, Elvis Aaron Presley was the great-grandson of Martha Tacket, who is reported to have…

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The Jewish Honeymoon?

Where are you going on your honeymoon? Rather than announce an exotic location like Hawaii or Tahiti (or even Niagara Falls), most traditional Jewish couples answer that they are going to…

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Jewish Buckeyes

In 1817, when a pioneering watchmaker, Joseph Jonas, settled in Cincinnati, OH, from his native England, a permanent Jewish presence in Ohio was established. The Cincinnati Jewish…

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Jewish Buckeyes

In 1817, when a pioneering watchmaker, Joseph Jonas, settled in Cincinnati, OH, from his native England, a permanent Jewish presence in Ohio was established. The Cincinnati Jewish…

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Jewish Treats

If you have been enjoying Jewish Treats this year, please help us continue to provide Juicy Bits of Judaism, Daily. Include NJOP in your end-of-year giving: Click here to…

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99 Fascinating Facts About Jewish Life

99 Fascinating Facts You Didn't Know About Jewish Life:The Jewish Life HackerBy S.R. Hewitt What does Jewish law have to say about smiling? What is so kosher about “kosher salt”? Is there…

Philosophy, Religion, A Jewish Civilization

Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan was born on June 11, 1881, in Lithuania. His family moved to America in 1889. After receiving a traditional Jewish education, Kaplan studied at the Jewish…

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New Hampshire’s Jewish History

As Americans await the outcome of today’s New Hampshire primary, Jewish Treats takes a look at Jewish life in the ninth state of the Union. While the Jewish population of New Hampshire…

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The Canadian Jewish Congress

The Canadian Jewish Congress (CJC) was founded in 1919 with the intention of uniting the voices of numerous Jewish Canadian organizations. In its inaugural year, over 25,000 Jews across…

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For Jewish Youth

Do you know which international Jewish youth organization began in Omaha, Nebraska? In the 1920s, Jewish youth were often excluded from local clubs and organizations. When a group of…

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Montana’s Jewish History

Montana is not a state known for its large Jewish community, and yet the early Jewish settlers made a distinct mark on the cities in which they lived. The first Jewish community developed…

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Study Jewish History

Studying Jewish history, especially its low points, will aid us in improving our lot going forward.

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Seek Jewish Unity

Think of daily opportunities that manifest the idea that all of Israel are one.

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The First Jewish Museum

According to most internet calendars, May 18, 2016, is International Museum Day. Today’s Jewish Treat, therefore provides a brief history of the Jewish Museum of Vienna, which is believed…

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The Jewish Legion

On August 23, 1917, the British government announced that they would create a military unit specifically for Jewish enlistees. The goal of the British government was to recruit the…

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