Note the Jewish Nobel Laureates

The number of Jewish Nobel Laureates far outpaces Jewish representation in the general population. Jews have greatly impacted on society for the better.

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Eyes on the Prize

Set goals for living a more involved Jewish life.

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Peace Unto You

Today is World Peace Day, do something in your community to promote peace among people.

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Peace Man

"Hillel (the sage) said: Be of the disciples of Aaron, loving peace and pursuing peace, loving your fellow creatures and bringing them close to the Torah" (Ethics of the Fathers 1:12).

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Operation Peace for Galilee/ the (First) Lebanon War

In 1981, frequent katyusha rockets launched into Israel by Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) terrorists located on Lebanon’s southern border, made life unsustainable for Israelis…

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The Yearning For Peace

Seventy one years after the signing of the final Armistice Agreement following Israel's War of Independence, Jews the world over pray for future peace agreements between Israel and its…

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Make Efforts for Peace

There are few greater goals in life than peace. Make the efforts to end hatred and promote harmony.

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Peace Man

Go out of your way to foster peace among your colleagues and co-workers.

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Peace Process

Today is the first day of the "Nine Days" (leading up to Tisha B'Av), when extra mourning measures are taken. During this time, be like Aaron and try to help quarreling friends make…

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Pursue Peace

Pursue peace rather than confrontation. Shabbat Shalom!

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Lighting The Way To Peace

The very last act performed before bringing Shabbat into the home is the lighting of the Shabbat candles. While this mitzvah is considered one of the three primary mitzvot of a Jewish…

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Lighting The Way To Peace

The very last act performed before bringing Shabbat into the home is the lighting of the Shabbat candles. While this mitzvah is considered one of the three primary mitzvot of a Jewish…

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For Peace

Always do what you can to promote a peaceful relationship between a husband and wife. 

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Peace Time

Use Shabbat to create a time of peaceful rest from the world.

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Peace To You

Enjoy a day of rest, whether you start Shabbat on time or early, .

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Opportunities For Peace

Step out of your comfort zone and take a positive attitude toward building community relations.

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Bechukotai 5768-2008

"The Double-Edged Sword" by Rabbi Ephraim Buchwald This week's parasha, parashat Bechukotai, is one of two parashiot of the Torah that contains extensive reproof of the Jewish people…

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History of the State Since 1948

History of the StateSince 1948 Table of Contents the war of independence population shifts 1956- the sinai campaign 1967 –…

Bechukotai 5771-2011

"Peace--The Greatest of All Blessings" by Rabbi Ephraim Buchwald This week’s parasha, parashat Bechukotai, is one of two parashiot that include the Tochachah, G-d’s reproof of the Jewish…

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Naso 5776-2016

“Reflections on the Meaning of Peace" by Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald This week’s parasha, parashat Naso, includes the well-known “Priestly Blessings,” the brief but beautiful, threefold…

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Matot-Masei 5776-2016

“Rosh Chodesh Av – Remembering the Passing of a Beloved Leader" by Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald Parashat Masei, the second of this week’s combined parashiot Matot-Masei, features a lengthy…

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Re’eh 5763-2003

"The Elusive Blessing of  'Peace'" by Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald This week's Torah portion, Parashat Re'eh, contains some of the most exalted verses in the entire Torah concerning G-d's…

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Bechukotai 5765-2005

"Achieving Peace and Security for the Jewish People" by Rabbi Ephraim Buchwald In this coming week's parasha, parashat Bechukotai, we encounter the first of the two tochachot--portions of…

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The Longest 250 Miles: Sadat’s Bold Flight

Imagine America’s foremost enemy addressing a joint session of Congress? You can’t; it’s almost impossible to envision such a scenario actually taking place. But such a miraculous event,…

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The Longest 250 Miles: Sadat’s Bold Flight

Imagine America’s foremost enemy addressing a joint session of Congress? You can’t; it’s almost impossible to envision such a scenario actually taking place. But, such a miraculous event…

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Vayechi 5764-2004

"Can It Be a Mitzvah to Lie?" by Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald The late great Bible teacher, Nehama Leibowitz, alerts us to a major issue that appears in the narrative of this week's parasha,…

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A Woman of Chemistry

If you or someone you love has ever been treated for leukemia, lupus or gout (or a host of other ailments) then you quite likely owe a debt of gratitude to Gertrude Elion (1918-1999), who…

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A Day for Musicians

Today, Jewish Treats honors two musicians who were born on January 6: Maurice Abravanel and Menahem Avidom. Maurice Abravanel (1903-1993), who was the descendant of Don Isaac Abravanel…

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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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Vayikra 5769-2009

"Shlamim: Expressing Wholehearted Gratitude" by Rabbi Ephraim Buchwald In parashat Vayikra we learn of the various animal sacrifices that are offered to G-d on the Brass (or earthen)…

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