Character List

Throughout the Talmud there are numerous lists of character traits that are good, bad and otherwise. While some of these lists appear to be simple assessments of what would now be called…

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Seek Opportunities to Improve Character

One of the most valuable life endeavors is to devote time to character building and improvement.

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Seek Opportunities to Improve Character

One of the most valuable endeavors is to devote time to character building and improvement.

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Character Building

When feeling upset or angry, make an effort to perform an act of kindness.

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Character Building

For the rest of the day, be particularly conscientious of the feelings of other people.

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Good Fences Make Good Neighbors?

The term “ghetto” has a sad connotation in Jewish history and a very negative association when referring to certain poor urban areas. The term’s etymology, however, originates from a…

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Good Morning Sunshine

Say “good evening” or “good morning” to the doorman, crossing guard, mailman, etc....all of the people who make your life easier but whom we sometimes overlook.

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It’s All Good

One ancient and ongoing philosophical question is: If God is perfect, and God created the world, can anything that God created be inherently bad? We all know that there is evil in the…

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Good Foods

Enjoy the good foods of the world, but stop when you are satiated.

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Good Day To You

Blessings can come from anyone. Don't hesitate to give other people a blessing, even a simple one such as "Have a good day."

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Share The Good

Share your good dreams with your friends and family.

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Good Neighbors

While Nittai the Arbelite warns to keep far from an evil neighbor, it is good to enhance peace in the world by being friendly with your neighbors.

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Your Good Life

Take an honest assessment of the good things you have, and appreciate your life.

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Your Good Life

Take an honest assessment of the good thing you have and appreciate your life.

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A Good Week

On Saturday night, after Shabbat has ended, it is customary to greet one's fellow by wishing him/her a "Shavua Tov" (Hebrew) or a "Gut Voch" (Yiddish), which means a "Good week."

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Good Eye

To "firgun" means to give someone the benefit of the doubt. Seeing someone in a more positive light will likely make you feel better too!

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Look Good and Comply with Jewish Law

Because the long tradition behind Jewish law usually has more grey than black and white, much nuance exists. Study Jewish law and experience the millennia-long tapestry of opinions and…

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Be a Good Samaritan

Looking out for one’s fellow is not merely a nice thing to do. Judaism considers it obligatory.

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Good Side

Leave judgement to the Divine and assume the best about other people's actions and intentions. 

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Good to Ask

When you have questions on Jewish law or custom, ask a rabbi for guidance.

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Good for All

Invest yourself in the Jewish education of the children in your life.

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Participate for Good

If you are athletic, use your abilities to help raise money for important causes (marathons, bikeathons, etc).

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Little Good Deeds

Find small ways of doing kind things for others.

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For the Good of All

Put your talents to use helping causes that benefit the world. 

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Good Communication

Listen carefully to what other people are saying and think before you speak.

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Good Food

Maintain a healthy, well-balanced and kosher diet.

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Good Attitude

Remember that one's attitude when helping others can be just as important as the help being given.

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Your Good Name

Be aware of the actions that will be associated with your name. 

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Good Giving

Be generous by doing little acts of charity. 

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Good Words

If you enjoy the words of Jewish Treats, please share them.

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