The Center of Worship

When the Jews wandered in the wilderness, sacrificial services were performed by the kohanim (priests) in the Mishkan (Tabernacle). After King David conquered Jerusalem, his son and…

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Can There Be Too Much Joy?

The Talmud (Mo’ed Katan 8b) rules that we may not get married during the intermediate days of a festival. The Talmud offers two reasons for the prohibition. First, because we do not mix…

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Joy to the Bride and Groom

Have you ever been to a traditional Jewish wedding? At traditional weddings there are, of course, the normal, wonderful things that may be found at all weddings: the beautiful bride and…

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Joy to the Bride and Groom

Have you ever been to a traditional Jewish wedding? At traditional weddings there are, of course, the normal, wonderful things that may be found at all weddings: the beautiful bride and…

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Joy to the Bride and Groom

Have you ever been to a traditional Jewish wedding? At traditional weddings there are, of course, the normal, wonderful things that may be found at all weddings: the beautiful bride and…

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Lessening Our Joy

According to the Mishna in Tractate Ta'anit 26b, when the month of Av begins, we curtail our joy.

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Shabbat Joy

Infuse your Shabbat celebration with joy.

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Extra Joy

Bring the joy of the day into preparing for Shabbat.

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Joy

Infuse your Shabbat celebration with the joy of today's Rosh Chodesh Adar.

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A Day For Joy

Be positive and share a sense of joy with those around you.

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Shabbat Joy

Even in this time of mourning, remember that Shabbat is a day for joy.

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Joy To You

Jewish Treats and NJOP wish you and yours a happy, joyful and meaningful Purim.

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Jewish Joy

Celebrate the freedom of religious expression in the United States by freely expressing your Judaism.

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Just Joy

Share the joys of your life with other people.

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Shabbat Joy

Take the joyous spirit of Purim into your Shabbat celebration.

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Spinning Joy

Make Chanukah fun and delicious - use chocolate candies for playing dreidel.

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Shared Joy

Join your friends and neighbors in the celebrating a simcha (joyous occasion).

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Joy for the Couple

When attending a wedding, focus on the bride and groom enjoying their special day.

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Shabbat Joy

Whatever the weather, enjoy the warmth of Shabbat.

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Joy at the Rain

When it rains on your plans, try to remember all of the benefits of rain. 

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An Extra Month of Joy

The Talmud (Ta'anith 29a) states: "Me'sheh'nichnas Adar, marbin b'simchah," With the beginning of Adar, rejoicing is increased Have a great extra month of Adar!

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Simple Joy

Take your son/daughter, grandchild, niece/nephew or the child of a friend to a Simchat Torah celebration.

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Joy To The World

In the spirit of Adar, dedicate tomorrow to being joyful!

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Dancing for Joy

Attend the Simchat Torah celebrations at your local synagogue or Jewish center, wave a flag and join the circle of dancers celebrating the Torah.

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Increase Your Joy

Put a spring in your step as we look forward to the joyous new month of Adar which begins this Friday night.

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From Sadness to Joy

Experience the transformation tomorrow from a somber day of fasting on the Fast of Esther to the joyous celebration tomorrow night that is Purim.

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Shoftim 5775-2015

“Idolatrous Trees and Unqualified Judges” by Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald In this week’s parasha, parashat Shoftim, we learn of the prohibition of planting forbidden trees and erecting…

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Acharei Mot 5771-2011

"The Unfathomable Practice of Molech Worship" by Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald In Leviticus 18, the last chapter of this week's parasha, parashat Acharei Mot, we encounter a long list of…

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Re’eh 5773-2013

"How Far Must We Go to Avoid Evil?" by Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald In this week’s parasha, parashat Re’eh, we learn of the Biblical command that the People of Israel must destroy all…

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Re’eh 5765-2005

"The Sanctity of Land and its Implications" by Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald Among the topics discussed in this coming week's parasha, parashat Re'eh, is the sanctity of the Land of Israel.…

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