Article Archive for May 2013
“In Pirkei Avot (Ethics of the Fathers), the sages note that the world stands on three things: Torah, Avodah and Gemilut Chasadim (acts of kindness).”
The other night I was out to dinner for a friend’s birthday. A friend of his – a mighty smart and good-looking guy – said to me, “Tell me what I need to know about wine so I can look good on dates.”
On May 30, 1854, President Franklin Pierce signed the Kansas-Nebraska Act, which officially defined the territories of Kansas and Nebraska and opened up a significant part of what became known as the “Wild West.”
That the Hebrew word “minyan” derives from the infinitive “lim’not,” to count or number, is not at all surprising. A minyan is a quorum of 10, the smallest number necessary to create a formal “congregation.”
Healthcare is a topic that is frequently in the news and part of the current public discourse.Before it became standard practice for governments to fund public hospitals, most hospitals were under religious auspices.
All soldiers must be brave, but some go above and beyond their duty and give their lives so that others my live. In honor of Memorial Day, Jewish Treats introduces two brave young American Jews who, because of their courageous acts, were awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.
If it wasn’t for a little thing called JDate, Zac and I would’ve never met our better halves. After months of nagging from my mother, I finally agreed to sign up for a one-month JDate subscription.
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.According to tradition, Judah earned for his descendants the right to kingsh…
A piece of advice for other people looking for their soul mate: That person is out there and it’s worth making the first move on certain occasions. Thank you JDate, you once again did your job!