Words, Words

Be careful that the words you write don't hurt someone else.

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Re’eh 5776-2016

“Preserving the Sanctity of Sacred Objects and Sacred Ideas" by Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald Very soon after the opening verses of this week’s parasha, parashat Re’eh, the Torah, in…

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The Words Are The Things

In Hebrew, the Book of Deuteronomy is known as Sefer Devarim. Its name is derived from the fact that the Hebrew word devarim is the first noun that appears in the book, which begins with…

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The Words Are The Things

In Hebrew, the Book of Deuteronomy is known as Sefer D’varim. Its name is derived from the fact that the Hebrew word d’varim is the first noun that appears in the book, which begins with…

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The Words Are The Things

In Hebrew, the Book of Deuteronomy is known as Sefer D’varim. Its name is derived from the fact that the Hebrew word d’varim is the first noun that appears in the book,…

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Connecting Words

According to the internet’s fun holiday websites, January 18th is Thesaurus Day.  The date is in honor of the creator of the first modern thesaurus, [Peter Mark] Roget’s Thesaurus. A…

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Watch Your Words

The Mishna Pirkei Avot (Ethics of the Fathers) is filled with wise advice and insightful statements. Among those of the first chapter is a fascinating instruction given by Avtalion, a…

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Careful Words

The words one uses have great power, so be careful what words you choose.

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Words Alive

Use your own words to praise God.

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Words Up

Treat the words of others with respect.

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Public Words

Think carefully about the motivation behind the words of all public figures.

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Good Words

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

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Into Words

If you enjoy writing, put your thoughts about God and Judaism into words.

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Careful Of Your Words

Remember, one must be as careful about gossiping (saying unkind words) about the dead as about the living.

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Words Matter

Israeli Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin’s assassination followed poisonous rhetoric within Israeli society. Care should be exercised to avoid inflammatory words.

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Words

Print out the words of Ha'nayrot Halalu and recite them while lighting the menorah each night of Chanukah. (Click here for Hebrew, English and transliteration.)

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Pictures Worth Countless Words

Dawid Szymin, better known by his nickname Chim (or by his Americanized name David Seymour), was born in Warsaw on November 20, 1911. His father, Benjamin, was a publisher of many of the…

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Words of Protest

Today is the World Day of Social Justice, a perfect topic for Jewish Treats, as Jewish law often addresses issues of social justice. There are halachot (laws) that dictate giving tzedakah…

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Be Careful with Your Words

Annulling vows, highlights the fact that sometimes we are not careful enough with what we say. Be cautious with what comes out of your mouth.

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Thoughtful Words

Before prayer, stop and gather your thoughts so you can connect and articulate them more clearly.

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Your Words

If you enjoy poetry, find or write a poem that will enhance your Shabbat experience.

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Fine Words

When in the presence of a bride or groom, speak well of their new spouse. 

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In Your Words

Start the teshuva process by verbally expressing regret over an error you have made.

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The Purim Story in Under 300 Words

At the end of a 180-day feast, the King of Persia-Medea, Achashverosh, banished (some say executed) his wife, Vashti, for refusing to appear at his banquet. He then staged an elaborate…

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The Purim Story in Under 300 Words

At the end of a 180-day feast, the King of Persia-Medea, Achashverosh, banished (some say executed) his wife, Vashti, for refusing to appear at his banquet. He then staged an elaborate…

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The Purim Story in Under 300 Words

At the end of a 180-day feast, the King of Persia-Medea, Achashverosh, banished (some say executed) his wife, Vashti, for refusing to appear at his banquet. He then staged an elaborate…

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The Purim Story in Under 300 Words

At the end of a 180-day feast, the King of Persia-Medea, Achashverosh, banished (some say executed) his wife, Vashti, for refusing to appear at his banquet. He then staged an…

Read More

The Purim Story in Under 300 Words

At the end of a 180-day feast, the King of Persia-Medea, Achashverosh, banished (some say executed) his wife, Vashti, for refusing to appear at his banquet. He then staged an elaborate…

Read More

The Purim Story in Under 300 Words

At the end of a 180-day feast, the King of Persia-Medea, Achashverosh, banished (some say executed) his wife, Vashti, for refusing to appear at his banquet. He then staged an elaborate…

Read More

The Purim Story in Under 300 Words

At the end of a 180-day feast, the King of Persia-Medea, Achashverosh, banished (some say executed) his wife, Vashti, for refusing to appear at his banquet. He then staged an elaborate…

Read More