Breaking The Glass

No respectable film-maker would record a Jewish wedding scene without including the dramatic moment of the breaking of the glass, followed by the joyous shouts of "Mazal Tov!" A moment of…

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Broken Matzah

Whether one is in North America, Europe or Asia, the Passover seder is almost always familiar due to the universal text of the Haggadah. Through the course of time, however, different…

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A Midsummer Night’s Shabbat

“Making early Shabbat,” means beginning Shabbat well before sunset. This is an especially important accommodation for residents of cities where the summer sun may not set until 9 or 10 at…

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A Midsummer Night’s Shabbat

“Making early Shabbat,” means beginning Shabbat well before sunset. This is an especially important accommodation for residents of cities where the summer sun may not set until 9 or 10 at…

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The Friday Night Feast

With candles burning brightly and fine wine for kiddush, Friday night dinner is a meal that is designed for “atmosphere.” However, the actual fare of Shabbat dinner varies, depending on…

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Saturday Night Hunger

As beautiful as Shabbat is, it was not God’s intention that humankind live in a constant state of Shabbat. Indeed, it has been understood that because the Torah says, “Six days you shall…

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The Friday Night Feast

With candles burning brightly and fine wine for kiddush, Friday night dinner is a meal that is designed for “atmosphere.” However, the actual fare of Shabbat dinner varies, depending on…

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Saturday Night Delight

The Talmud (Shabbat 119a) describes how the sages would greet Shabbat: “Rabbi Chaninah would wrap himself in his cloak and say: ‘Come, let us go and greet the Shabbat Queen.’” Since…

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Saturday Night Hunger

As beautiful as Shabbat is, it was not God’s intention that humankind live in a constant state of Shabbat. Indeed, it has been understood that because the Torah says, “Six days you shall…

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The Morning Blessings-Blessing #1: Night and Day

Every morning, a set of 15 blessings are recited to express our thanks to God for all the things that we, as healthy and capable human beings, are capable of doing. The blessings start…

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The Friday Night Feast

With candles burning brightly and fine wine for kiddush, Friday night dinner is a meal that is designed for “atmosphere.” However, the actual fare of Shabbat dinner varies, depending on…

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Saturday Night

Remember to recite havdallah before lighting the menorah on Saturday night. 

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A Chapter A Night

Get to know the Books of the Torah by reading one chapter each night.

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Eighth Night

Tonight is the last night of Chanukah. Discuss with your friends or family how the message of Chanukah can be carried into the rest of the year.

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First Night

Tonight is the first night of Chanukah, so celebrate the lighting of the menorah with friends and family.

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Night Light

Place night lights (not motion-sensitive ones) in your bathroom(s) for Shabbat.

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Night Manners

When leaving the office at the end of the day, don't forget to wish the building staff "Good night."

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What Goes Bump In The Night

Many are familiar with the fact that angels play a significant role in Judaism, like the angels who tell Abraham that his 90 year old wife was going to give birth to a boy (Genesis 18).…

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Night Reading

Find out what time your local synagogues are reading Megillah tonight and make plans to attend.

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First Night Light

Start the holiday right by lighting your menorah at the earliest time possible after dusk. 

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Date Night

Have a nice dinner out with your special someone.

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Nighty Night

Add Hamalach to your nightly bedtime routine. (It's not just for kids!)

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If Shabbat Is Saturday, Why Does It Begin On Friday Night?

There Was Evening, And There Was Morning... When following the Gregorian (secular) calendar, it is natural to think of the days of the week as Sunday, Monday....Friday, Saturday, each…

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Snug For The Night

Curl up with a good Jewish book. (If you don't have one,Jewish Treats can always recommend our 99 Fascinating Jewish Personalities eBook, available for almost all…

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If Shabbat Is Saturday, Why Does It Begin On Friday Night?

There Was Evening, And There Was Morning... When following the Gregorian (secular) calendar, it is natural to think of the days of the week as Sunday, Monday....Friday, Saturday, each day…

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Pinchas 5773-2013

“The Lesson of the Broken Vav” by Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald In this week’s parasha, parashat Pinchas, we learn the identities of the two defiant people who committed an act of public…

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Chanukah Decor, Part Two

Jewish Treats and NJOP present a series of design ideas that will help you create an inspirational Chanukah motif in your own home.       For further designs by…

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Va’etchanan 5777-2017

“The Power of Prayer” by Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald In this week’s parasha, parashat Va’etchanan, we read of Moses’ powerful prayers to be allowed to enter into the land of Israel, and…

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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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Vayakehel-Pekudei 5766-2006

"Lessons of Leadership from the Resume of an Architect" by Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald In the first of this week's two parashiot, parashat Vayakhel, Moses selects the craftsmen who are to…

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