Get a Head Start

Use the Sh’loshet Yemei Hagbalah, the three days of preparation before Shavuot, to delve into the wisdom of the Sages. Join thousands of Jews worldwide who will be studying Chapter 6 of…

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Get a Head Start

Get ready for Shavuot by downloading our free Ebook "Jewish Treats on the Ten Commandments" by clicking here.

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Better Not Forget!

Even if you didn’t send a card, buy flowers or offer to take the special mothers in your life out for dinner, make sure to call and tell them how much they mean to you!

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For Your Jewish Mother

If one were to believe the jokes, Jewish mothers enjoy nothing more than nagging their children to eat, encouraging grown children to get married and bragging about the children’s…

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Behar-Bechukotai 5781-2021

“The Extraordinary Mitzvah of Tzedakah--Charity” (updated and revised from Behar-Bechukotai 5762-2002) by, Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald Once again, this week, we read two combined parashiot…

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A Look at Honesty

In honor of Honesty Day (created by M. Hirsh Goldberg in the 1990s), Jewish Treats presents some fascinating insights into the Jewish view on the importance of honesty. Much of what…

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Partner Contact Page

Update your contact informationUpdate information for rabbis, Jewish educators and synagogue representatives Welcome NJOP…

Lag Ba’Omer

The period of mourning* (for the 24,000 students of Rabbi Akiva who died of plague) that is associated with Sefirat Ha’Omer, is not observed on the 33rd day of the Omer, a day known as…

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Time For a Trim

Get your haircut tomorrow and look your best for Shabbat.

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The Second Passover

On the first anniversary of the Exodus from Egypt, the Children of Israel prepared to celebrate their first Passover as free people. God decreed that they should eat matzah and maror…

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The Importance of English Books

In honor of April 23rd, which the United Nations has declared English Language Day, Jewish Treats presents a history of the Jewish Publication Society (JPS), the oldest, not-for-profit,…

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Acharei Mot-Kedoshim 5781-2021

“Shaatnez: Understanding ‘Irrational’ Decrees” (updated and revised from Acharei Mot-Kedoshim 5762-2002) by, Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald Once again, this week, we have double…

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The History of the Knesset

The founders of the State of Israel did not have much time to set up and plan the specifics of government. So, it is not surprising that the country emerged from its fight for…

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Gedenken – Remember

Be sure to study and never forget the horrors that were perpetrated by the Nazis during the Holocaust and the tragic impact visited upon millions of Jews, and humanity as a whole, in the…

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Shabbat Across America and Canada

The 26th AnnualShabbat Across America and Canadais March 4, 2022! Are you a…

Crash Course in Basic Judaism with Rabbi Ephraim Buchwald on Zoom

Crash Course in Basic Judaism on ZoomJoin Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald for a Crash Course in Basic Judaism Forward to a friend…

Searching for Chametz

On Passover, Jews are commanded to get rid of all “chametz” (leaven) which may be in their possession. To confirm the effectiveness of these efforts, a special search for chametz, called…

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Biur – Burning

This year, because the first night of Passover falls on Saturday night and it is not allowed to burn Chametz on Shabbat, Bedikat Chametz, the search for Chametz takes place on Thursday…

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Setting the Seder Table

Before beginning the Seder, it is important to make certain that everything necessary is available. No Seder table is complete without the following: 1) Three Unbroken Matzot (Kosher for…

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Get Started

To prepare for Passover and enhance your seder experience, delve into the Haggadah to learn more about our collective Jewish history that permeates the text. Click here to download Jewish…

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Employment

Employment OpportunitiesJob Openings We are not presently looking to fill any specific positions. For information or to learn…

But Mom, You Promised

Parenting is no easy task. From a very early age, children demand and seek gifts and concessions from their parents. And, particularly in our overly-materialistic society, children want a…

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Vayakhel-Pekudei 5781-2021

“The Original Jewish Renewal Movement” (Updated and revised from Vayakhel-Pekudei 5762-2002) by, Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald This Shabbat, two parashiot, Vayakhel and Pekudei, are read,…

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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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Shabbat Shalom!

Jewish Treats and NJOP wish you a wonderful Shabbat Across America and Canada at Home and a Shabbat Shalom. Last chance to register and print out your Shabbat Across America and Canada at…

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Spring Hebrew Classes on Zoom

Hebrew Reading Crash Courses on ZoomJoin NJOP the Hebrew Reading Crash Course Level Two Forward to a friend…

Don’t Be Left Out

Join NJOP TONIGHT at 8:00 PM (EST) for a special virtual event about bringing the experience of Shabbat into one's life. We hope this presentation will inspire you to take part in Shabbat…

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Purim Again

Unique to the Jewish calendar, Purim is actually observed on different days depending on location. The majority of the Jewish people celebrate Purim on the 14th of Adar (today). However,…

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The Fast of Esther

Tomorrow, the 13th of Adar, is the Fast of Esther. “Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day; I…

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Tetzaveh 5781-2021

“The Korban Tamid--a Lesson in Consistency” (updated and revised from Tetzaveh 5762-2002) by, Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald In this week’s parasha, parashat Tetzaveh, after a lengthy…

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