New York, New York

If you have the opportunity to visit New York (or if you live there and like to play the tourist), take a tour of the historic Jewish sites.

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New Year, New Understanding

Know someone who is looking for a new Rosh Hashana experience? Maybe one of these Beginner Services is just what they need: Beginner Service Locations

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New Season, New Month

The Talmudic term for the summer solstice is Tekuphat Tammuz, and at sunset tonight the first day of the Hebrew month of Tammuz begins. Celebrate Rosh Chodesh with a special meal or…

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A Civil Rights Leader

Rabbi Arthur Joseph Lelyveld was a man of incredible activity. While he made his mark on history with his activism, the number of Jewish organizations with which he associated is…

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Hardened Hearts of a Leader

Upon the recent death of North Korea’s Kim Jong-Il, the press rehashed what is known about the repressive regime, certainly causing many to wonder how any leader could cause such harm to…

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Anatomy of a Jewish Leader

This week’s Torah portion re-introduces us to one of the most seminal characters of Jewish history: Moses. Known as Moshe Rabbeinu, Hebrew for Moses our teacher, Moses was unique among…

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Samuel Gompers, Labor Leader

In honor of Labor Day, Jewish Treats presents a brief biography of Samuel Gompers, a man who helped transform the early American Labor Movement. Born in London, England, in January 1850,…

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Be a Jewish Leader

You too can help lead the Jewish people by assuming volunteer positions in almost any synagogue or Jewish organization.

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A Real Leader

Lead by example by emulating Moses, the greatest of all leaders, who the Torah records was exceedingly humble, more than any other man on the face of the earth.

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The Leader Is

Torah and civil law are the two legal codes that shape the lives of the Jewish people. While the Jews have often been accused of living “outside” civil law (of maintaining a separate…

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The New Month is Coming

In many synagogues around the world, the monthly calendar contains a special notation marking the last Shabbat of the Hebrew month as Shabbat Mevarchim (The Shabbat When They Bless). It…

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The Four New Years

THE FOUR NEW YEARS The Jewish New Year - We Jews are especially fortunate because the Jewish calendar has four different "New Years," each representing a different feature of the annual…

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The Jews of the New Mexico Territory

On January 6, 1912, New Mexico became the 47th state of the United States of America. The majority of the state’s territory was acquired by the United States from Mexico in the late…

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New Years x 4

We are about to celebrate the New Year on the Gregorian Calendar. But, did you know that the Jewish calendar actually has FOUR New Years! 1) The first of Nissan, the month in which…

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The Jews of the New Mexico Territory

On January 6, 1912, New Mexico became the 47th state of the United States of America. The majority of the state’s territory was acquired by the United States from Mexico in the late…

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Predicting the New Emperor before Exit Polls

On December 21 in the year 69 CE, the Roman Senate declared that Vespasian be elevated to serve as the Emperor of Rome. A famous Talmudical story (Gittin 56b) described how a rabbi…

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Chief Rabbi of New York

The position of Chief Rabbi is to be found in almost every major Jewish community except in the United States. Perhaps this is due to America’s separation of church and state, as the…

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New Hampshire’s Jewish History

As Americans await the outcome of today’s New Hampshire primary, Jewish Treats takes a look at Jewish life in the ninth state of the Union. While the Jewish population of New Hampshire…

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New Years Resolutions

Today, Jewish Treats looks at the Jewish nature of some of the most common New Year's Resolutions: 1. Lose Weight/Start Exercising/Eat Healthy Food: The mitzvah of saving a life……

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Fleeing in the New World

The history of the conversos, those Spanish and Portuguese Jews who hid their identities by publicly behaving as observant Catholics, is tragic not only for the horrible auto-de-fes (mass…

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The Jews’ Hospital of New York

Healthcare is a topic that is frequently in the news these days and is a major part of the current public discourse. Before it became standard practice for governments to fund public…

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The Jews’ Hospital of New York

Healthcare is a topic that is frequently in the news and part of the current public discourse. Before it became standard practice for governments to fund public hospitals, most hospitals…

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Fleeing In The New World

The history of the conversos, those Spanish and Portuguese Jews who hid their identities by publicly behaving as observant Catholics, is tragic not only for the horrible auto-de-fes (mass…

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New or Freshly Laundered Clothes for the Seder

Since at the seder we must see ourselves as free and aristocratic, it is only appropriate to wear new or freshly-laundered formal clothing.

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Something New

If you are able to, buy something new to wear on the upcoming Passover holiday.

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To The New Year

NJOP and Jewish Treats wishes you and yours a happy and healthy new year.

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New in Town

Make a special effort to meet a new rabbi in town.

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New Year’s Greeting

NJOP and Jewish Treats wishes you and yours a healthy and happy new year.

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New for the Seder

Invest in a new Haggadah to gain further insights into the Passover seder.

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New Neighbor

When someone new moves into your neighborhood, make an effort to offer to help them get settled.

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