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On One Foot
On One Foot

Recently, Jewish Treats was asked to explain the Jewish faith in one tweet. For those unfamiliar with the Twitter format, that means in 140 characters or less. It seems, at first glance, a daunting task.

Shelby and Jason: “Thank you JDate for bringing us together!” Shelby and Jason: “Thank you JDate for bringing us together!”

What do an Adam Sandler movie and a pushy friend have to do with JDate? Well, if not for these, my wife and I would never have found each other!

How To Attract Mr. Right At New Year’s Eve
How To Attract Mr. Right At New Year’s Eve

Is finding love one of your resolutions? Do you want to meet Mr. Right before the year is out? How about meeting him before the New Year has even begun?

The Tribe of Simeon
The Tribe of Simeon

As the forefathers of the 12 tribes, the lives and personalities of each of the sons of Jacob impacted upon the history and behavior of the tribe that was to descend from them.

In The Year Of The Snake, Slither Into Style!
In The Year Of The Snake, Slither Into Style!

If you are spending this New Year’s Eve in a large city, the pressure to look good can be overwhelming. Hundreds of single ladies are eager to find their midnight romance, but only if they find the right guy! One of the easiest ways to get noticed by a special someone in a crowded party is to rock the perfect outfit. Sound difficult? It’s easier than you think!

Where Are You Shopping?
Where Are You Shopping?

If you spent the day frantically shopping at Saks, Bloomingdales or Neiman Marcus* (to name a few), you’ve witnessed the amazing legacy of the 19th century influx of German Jews to America. It was not uncommon for young German Jewish immigrants to feed their families by peddling and slowly building up resources to open a store. Although this was not a uniquely Jewish story, the inordinate success of some Jewish merchants profoundly shaped American retail history.

The Flying Rabbi
The Flying Rabbi

On October 24, 2011, a memorial to the Jewish chaplains of the United States Armed Services was dedicated in Arlington National Cemetery. The 14 Jewish chaplains whose names were inscribed on the plaque all perished while serving their country.

Nittel Nacht
Nittel Nacht

Jews of the 21st century may comment, or even grumble, about the pervasiveness of Christmas in our society, but, let’s be honest, in this day and age, the effects of the holiday season are rather benign. Of course, we must still deal with frequent questions from our children about festive trees and the jolly guy in the red suit. But, nowadays, people do their own thing.

This New Year, It’s Time For Some Self-Reflection
This New Year, It’s Time For Some Self-Reflection

For many single men and women, New Year’s Eve can be one of the toughest nights of the year. While technically speaking it is just another night, symbolically, New Year’s Eve is so much more. This is the one dreadful night of the year where single men and women are forced to reflect upon all that is missing in their lives, especially when it comes to love and relationships.

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