When Funerals Are Forbidden

Any man who is a patrilineal descendant of Aaron, the brother of Moses, is deemed to be a kohain, a member of the priestly family of Israel. Aaron and his sons were called upon by God to…

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Busy People Study Torah

Everyone can study Torah. Even important politicians and business leaders can prioritize the study of Torah despite their very busy schedules.

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On A Busy Day

If you know someone in the hospital, make time in your schedule to visit them.

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Work of Love

“Shemayah said: Love work; scorn public office [positions of prominence] and seek not undue intimacy with the authorities” (Pirkei Avot/Ethics of the Fathers 1:10). When conjuring up…

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An Encyclopedic Work

When Rabbi Yaakov Culi arrived in Constantinople, Turkey, in 1714, he did not expect to find a Jewish community lacking Jewish knowledge. While the city was home to some of the great…

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Women Who Work

In 1993, Gloria Steinem and the Ms. Foundation for Women initiated the “Take Our Daughters To Work” program (in 2003, it became “Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work”) with the intention…

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In Thanks For Your Work

As history moves from the age of the Industrial Revolution into the age of technology, the western world has become a service based society. Yet as much as we depend upon the services we…

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Support the Critical Work of NJOP

NJOP, is the organization that sponsors Jewish Treats, sponsors SHABBAT ACROSS AMERICA AND CANADA, READ HEBREW AMERICA AND CANADA, Beginners Services, the Crash Course in Basic Judaism…

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Work on Interpersonal Relationships

While it is always worthwhile to work on, and try to improve, our relationships, we are in a calendrical period where introspection is particularly relevant and valuable.

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The Hard Work

For the next week, work hard at improving your imperfections (control your anger, avoid wasting time, etc.).

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Work Ahead

Get involved in Jewish community organizations to strengthen the Jewish community for the future.

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In Your Work

Use the opportunities you have to help other Jews.

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Community Work

Take the initiative of becoming involved in community organizations. 

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At Work

If you were unable to get away from working on Tisha B'Av, try to avoid unnecessary socializing.

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Weekend’s Work

As you prepare for next week's Thanksgiving holiday, consider purchasing a few extra cans of food to donate locally or to the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

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Weekly Work

Each week, try to incorporate the weekly sephira trait into your life. For instance, this week seek out an act of chesed such as giving a friend a ride to an appointment.

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Yard Work

Keep your yard or hedge trimmed so that you don't create a hazard for people walking past.

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Whistle While You Work

Hum a happy song on your way home from the office and set the "tune" for your evening!

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Your Tuition Dollars at Work

Some of the best Yeshivas offer a strong secular curriculum alongside a solid Torah education.

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Put Your Work Aside

Refrain from business talk and rejoice this Shabbat by enjoying the special gift that God has bestowed upon the Jewish people.

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The Work of the Frogs

Frogs are fascinating creatures. They are, perhaps, the most common and best-known amphibians. There are over 4,800 types of frogs. While some frogs are poisonous, they are, on the…

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Jewish Work in Diabetes

Not so long ago, diabetes was often thought of as a “Jewish disease.”  This was before doctors and scientists understood genetics. The idea of diabetes as a “Jewish disease” also…

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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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Tisha B’Av

Tisha B’Av The saddest day in the Jewish calendar, believed to be a day which is destined for tragedy.  Guide…

Working for a Living

It often seems as if people today, especially in Western societies, are defined, and define themselves, by their work or their profession. When people meet for the first time, one of the…

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Kedoshim 5776-2016

“Tattoos" In Parashat Kedoshim the Torah proclaims the prohibition of making cuts on one’s skin as a sign of mourning and forbids drawing permanent tattoos on the body. Scripture, in…

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Bereshith 5778-2017

“The Torah Promotes the Work Ethic” by Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald In parashat Bereshith, after six days of creating the world, G-d rested on the seventh day, blessed it and designated it…

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Nap Time

The world is moving at a hectic pace. People seem to always be busy--running from meeting to social engagement until they finally fall thoroughly exhausted into their beds at night.…

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More Than Shabbat

Ahad Ha'am (Asher Ginsberg, poet and Zionist ideologue: 1856-1927) is quoted as saying, "More than Jews have kept Shabbat, Shabbat has kept the Jews." This statement is part of the key to…

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More Than Shabbat

Ahad Ha'am (Asher Ginsberg, poet and Zionist ideologue: 1856-1927) is quoted as saying, "More than Jews have kept Shabbat, Shabbat has kept the Jews." This statement is part of the key to…

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