The Old City

New York may be the city that never sleeps, but Jerusalem is the “City of Gold.” This description usually refers to the city’s physical appearance (casting a golden light at dusk due to…

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How Pharaoh Enslaved the Israelites

While reading the Book of Exodus, one might wonder at the swift descent of the Jewish nation from being the privileged family of the Viceroy, Joseph, to becoming downtrodden and abused…

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Accepting Wisdom

“Ben Zoma said: ‘Who is wise? One who learns from all people, as it is said (Psalms 119:99): 'From all those who taught me, I gained understanding'” (Pirkei Avot/Ethics of the…

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The Star Symbol

Looking for a nice piece of Judaica? Why not go for something really Jewish, like a Star of David. This ancient symbol of Judaism is...well, actually, although the Star of David is a…

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The Salty Ghettos

It is a fairly well-known fact (perhaps due to Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice) that Jews in many European cities were forced to reside in ghettos. The first of these areas of restricted…

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Let It Burn

As Passover Eve approaches, Jews around the world work hard to make certain that no chametz remains in their possession. The food in the cupboards is consumed, the house is cleaned from…

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How Pharoah Enslaved the Israelites

While reading the Book of Exodus, one might wonder at the swift descent of the Jewish nation from being the privileged family of the Viceroy, Joseph, to becoming downtrodden and abused…

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Yad Vashem

Yad Vashem, The Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority, is one of Israel’s most famous destinations, visited by citizens, tourists and world leaders alike. To call Yad…

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How Pharaoh Enslaved The Israelites

While reading the Book of Exodus, one might wonder at the swift descent of the Jewish nation from being the privileged family of the Viceroy, Joseph, to becoming downtrodden and abused…

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The Old City

New York may be the city that never sleeps, but Jerusalem is the “City of Gold.” This description usually refers to the city’s physical appearance (casting a golden light at dusk due to…

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How Pharaoh Enslaved The Israelites

While reading the Book of Exodus, one might wonder at the swift descent of the Jewish nation from being the privileged family of the Viceroy, Joseph, to becoming downtrodden and abused…

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The Star Symbol

Looking for a nice piece of Judaica? Why not go for something really Jewish, like a Star of David. This ancient symbol of Judaism is...well, actually, although the Star of David is a…

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International Holocaust Memorial Day

Speak of the Holocaust and the first word that many think of is Auschwitz. It was, and is, the most infamous of the concentration camps established by the Nazis. In fact, Auschwitz was…

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Tombstone

In Judaism, the dead are given great respect. One important tradition that reflects the Jewish faith’s respect for the deceased is the placing of a tombstone upon the grave. From a…

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Bereshith 5781-2020

“The Origins and Meaning of Evil” (updated and revised from Bereshith 5762-2001) by, Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald   After 9/11 and the World Trade Center terrorist bombings, we thought…

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International Holocaust Memorial Day

Speak of the Holocaust and the first word that many think of is Auschwitz. It was, and is, the most infamous of the concentration camps established by the Nazis. In fact, Auschwitz was…

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Yitro 5779-2019

“An Encounter with Jethro and the Non-Jewish World” (Revised and updated from Yitro 5760-2000) by Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald At the end of last week’s parasha, parashat B’shalach (Exodus…

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Tisha B’Av

Tisha B’Av The saddest day in the Jewish calendar, believed to be a day which is destined for tragedy.  Guide…

High Holiday Essentials

September 19 - 20, 2020High Holiday Essentials Essential resources to celebrate Rosh Hashana, a commemoration of the creation…

Study the Talmud!

With dozens of resources online, including translations of the Talmud into multiple languages, studying that ancient text has never been more accessible.

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Holiday Music

One of the ways to celebrate the Jewish holidays, especially Sukkot -- the Festival of Joy, is through music. The Jewish music industry has exploded in recent decades, and many upbeat and…

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What Torah Are You Studying?

Torah study should be a daily companion to each and every Jew. Identify Jewish-oriented classes being offered in nearby synagogues, Jewish centers or online.

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Memorial Day Museum

Washington, DC, is a city of museums. Beyond the vast assortment of divisions and galleries at the Smithsonian Institute and the many political memorials, there are also smaller museums…

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Holiday Music

One of the ways to celebrate the Jewish holidays, especially Sukkot, the Festival of Joy, is through music. The Jewish music industry has exploded in recent decades and many upbeat and…

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Read More about the Maharal

Visit Jewish bookstores, online venues and local libraries, for children and adult books about the Maharal and his life.

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Shabbat Wine

If you enjoy wine, check out the collection of kosher wines available at your local kosher wine vendor or online.

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Cakes of Cheese

Prepare for Shavuot by buying or making a cheesecake (for those who can't eat dairy, look online for non-dairy recipes).

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Bake It Tonight

Try your hand at baking challah in your own kitchen (a wide variety of recipes are available online).

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Starting Again

The new Daf Yomi cycle begins on Friday morning. Click here for an online resource guide to how you can participate in Daf Yomi.

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Haggadah

Visit your local Jewish bookstore, or any online Jewish bookstore, to purchase a new Haggadah for this year’s seder. (Fans of Jewish Treats' might enjoy the Haggadah produced by NJOP,…

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