How Fortunate We Are

A study of the atrocities that befell the Jews of the Middle Ages in Speyer, Worms and Mainz, should remind us to appreciate how fortunate we are to live in a society where the freedom to…

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Support Jewish Artists

Support the artistic innovation and creativity of Jewish artists.

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The Importance of Earth Day

Act responsibly. The designation of a distinct day recognized by many around the world as “Earth Day” is a reminder that we are to act as guardians of this beautiful world that God has…

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Time For a Trim

Get your haircut tomorrow and look your best for Shabbat.

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Cinco de Mayo

Learn how the May 5, 1862 victory by Mexico over France in the Battle of Puebla ushered in a period of religious tolerance enabling Jews from Europe to immigrate to Mexico from Russia and…

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Miracles in the Holy Temple

As we prepare to celebrate Yom Yerushalayim, Jerusalem Day, on Monday, May 10th, take the opportunity to print out before Shabbat the 5th chapter of Pirkei Avot, Ethics of the Fathers,…

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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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Rebirth of a Torah Institution in Berlin

Learn about the Hildesheimer Rabbinical Seminary in Berlin and its reopening in 2009, 71 years after it was closed by the Nazis.

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Thank the First Responders

On International Nurses Day, reach out and thank nurses for all they have done to help others, especially those who served valiantly during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Do Your Research

Before you travel to a city with a sizable Jewish population, especially one with a rich Jewish history like Charleston, SC, research its history and its synagogues to better appreciate…

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Learn More

Read up on Torah scholars such as Rabbi Shimon Ben Gamliel to better appreciate their significant contribution to Jewish learning and leadership of the Jewish community.

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Make Sure to Verify

Before finalizing any deal or merger, learn as much as you can before taking the plunge and "signing on the dotted line."

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Lessons of History

Learn about the terrible challenges faced by maranos/annusim such as Dr. Roderigo Lopez, during the Middle Ages and be thankful that we are free to practice Judaism as we please.

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Know Your Sea Creatures

Study the Talmud to learn more about the Leviathan, the sea creature that was killed and preserved by God in salt for the righteous in the World to Come.

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Recognize the Good

Recognize how fortunate we are that for a people who had wandered stateless for so long, the establishment of the State of Israel and its Law of Return, affords every Jew in the world a…

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Hold on to Your Ballpoint

While it has become more common today to record your “to do” list on your smart phone, take a moment to marvel at the ingenuity of the ballpoint pen invented by Hungarian Jew, László…

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They Saved Lives

Learn more about Jewish researchers like Karl Landsteiner, Alexander Solomon Wiener and Philip Levine who made lifesaving blood transfusions possible.

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The Food We Eat

Reciting blessings over food provides us with an opportunity to think about the foods we eat and to be thankful that we have them.

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Share The Wealth

If you enjoy receiving Jewish Treats every day, forward them to your friends and encourage them to subscribe.

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A Port to Be Reckoned With

Recognize how Theodor Herzl’s vision of Haifa becoming a commercial port has certainly been realized with numerous visits taking place each year from commercial tankers, passengers cruise…

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The Saddest Day

Given the numerous tragedies that have befallen the Jewish people throughout the centuries on Tisha b'Av, contemplate what we each can do in our own lives to improve our actions and…

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Shabbat Reflections

This Shabbat, spend some time discussing the significance of the Nine Days and the upcoming observance of Tisha b'Av.   

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Peace Process

Today is the first day of the "Nine Days" (leading up to Tisha b'Av), when extra mourning measures are taken. During this time, be like Aaron and try to help quarreling friends make…

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Early Morning

As on all fast days except Yom Kippur and Tisha b'Av, one may wake up before sunrise to eat breakfast before the fast.  

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The Consequence of the Smashed Tablets

The Seventeenth of Tammuz is the beginning of the three weeks leading up to Tisha b’Av, the day we mourn the destruction of both the First and Second Temple. Read tomorrow’s Treat to…

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Preparation

Avoid salty foods and drink a lot of water in preparation for the fast of Tisha b’Av.

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Fruit Stop

Stop by the store and pick up some special fruit for celebrating Tu b'Shevat this Shabbat.

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Honor the spirit of Tu b’Av and Shabbat by donating to a local food bank.

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Potted Plants

Stop by a nursery and purchase a small plant to celebrate Tu biSh'vat.

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Tree Time

Tu b'Shevat, the Jewish New Year for Trees is only two days away! If you would like to plant a tree in Israel, contact the JNF. If you would like to plant a tree in your home town,…

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