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The Might of the Pen

The fact that today is National Ballpoint Pen Day offers Jewish Treats the opportunity to introduce Lazlo Biro, the Hungarian-Jewish inventor of the now ubiquitous ballpoint writing…

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Avinu – Our Father

One of the most common ways of addressing God in the Jewish liturgy is Avinu, our Father. By addressing God as Avinu, one can not only learn about humanity’s…

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New Friends

Attend a Shabbat Across America or a Shabbat Across Canada event this Friday night and meet new friends with whom to spend Shabbat. 

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Greet the Angels

Sing Shalom Aleichem and welcome the angels to your Shabbat table.

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Treating Holy Papers

One modern philosophy that might have caught your attention is conscientious living. This concept centers on increasing one’s awareness. In many ways, living according to Jewish law…

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Shabbat Consolation

This Shabbat is Shabbat Nachamu. Take time this Shabbat to think about and take comfort in the eternal protection God promised the Jewish people. 

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A House Unfinished

The Hebrew name for the Holy Temple is the Beit Hamikdash, the House of Holiness, a term that invokes a warm sentiment of a place where one is at home. It is therefore, perhaps,…

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How May I Help?

 If you have a friend who loses a close relative, be supportive and ask the person responsible for the shiva house how you can be helpful.

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One More Day

If you haven't already done so, make certain to go to a body of water and recite Tashlich.

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Apples Plus

Celebrate the wonderful fruits of the fall season and make certain to recite the blessing "bo'ray p'ree ha'etz."

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Celebrate

If you have a sukkah, invite friends and family over to make your own Simchat Beit Hasho'evah.

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A Personal List

Tomorrow night is Yom Kippur. Tonight, sit down and review the actions about which you want to ask atonement.

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Sssssssh

When listening to the shofar, remain quiet so that you and those around you can clearly hear every note. 

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Enjoy It Right

Enjoy your post-Passover chametz, but make certain to say the proper blessing first. For bread, recite Ha'mo'tzee. For cakes and cookies, recite M'zo'note.

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It’s Coming

Look ahead to March 1, 2013, and make plans to attend Shabbat Across America/Canada at a location near you.

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Seek Out The Positive

An ethical dilemma: A close friend confides in you that he/she recently purchased an expensive, one-of-a-kind, nonreturnable item. When he/she shows it to you, you are immediately aware…

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Chanukah Decor, Part Three

Jewish Treats and NJOP present a series of design ideas that will help you create an inspirational Chanukah motif in your own home.For further designs by Lea Frank, click here.…

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Lighting The Way To Peace

The very last act performed before bringing Shabbat into the home is the lighting of the Shabbat candles. While this mitzvah is considered one of the three primary mitzvot of a Jewish…

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Sorcerers Beware

In Sanhedrin 67b, Rabbi Ashi states that he saw “Karna’s father blow his nose violently and streamers of silk issued from his nostrils.” Some magic tricks really do stem from ancient…

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L’Chaim

Fiddler on the Roof made the Jewish drinking toast “L’Chaim” - To Life! - famous. Where does the phrase come from? Why do Jews say “To life!” when drinking? Many concepts in Judaism can…

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Intentions Matter

Halacha (Jewish Law) can be defined, literally, as “the way of walking” or “the path.” This single word defines Judaism’s unique legal system. Some paths are straight, others bend. So…

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Avinu – Our Father

One of the most common ways of addressing God in the Jewish liturgy is Avinu, our Father. By addressing God as Avinu, one can not only learn about humanity’s relationship with God, but…

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The Blessings of the Amidah: Redemption of the Jewish People

The nineteen blessings of the Amidah make up the core of the Jewish prayer service. The fifteenth blessing continues to focus on the future redemption as it beseeches God to send the…

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The Morning Blessings-Blessing #12: Every Step

Every morning, a set of 15 blessings is recited to express our thanks to God for all the things that we, as healthy human beings, are capable of doing. Ba’ruch Ah’tah Ah’doh’nai…

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The Morning Blessings-Blessing #10: The Ground Beneath

Every morning, a set of 15 blessings is recited to express our thanks to God for all the things that we, as healthy human beings, are capable of doing. Ba’ruch Ah’tah Ah’doh’nai…

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The Morning Blessings-Blessing #8: Freedom

Every morning, a set of 15 blessings is recited to express our thanks to God for all the things that we, as healthy human beings, are capable of doing. Ba’ruch Ah’tah Ah’doh’nai…

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The Blessings of the Amidah: Redemption from Difficulties

The nineteen blessings of the Amidah make up the core of the Jewish prayer service. The seventh blessing addresses our need for help, our need to be redeemed from difficult situations.…

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The Blessings of the Amidah: Requesting Forgiveness

The nineteen blessings of the Amidah make up the core of the Jewish prayer service. If we want God to accept our repentance, as mentioned in the fifth blessing, we begin the process…

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The Blessings of the Amidah: Requesting Forgiveness

The nineteen blessings of the Amidah make up the core of the Jewish prayer service. If we want God to accept our repentance, as mentioned in the fifth blessing, we begin the process…

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