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Just Peachy!
August 31, 2011 – 10:36 am
Just Peachy!

Summertime and gorgeous fruit is plentiful. Bright colors and a garden of aromatic scents fill markets and farm stands. It is easy to go crazy and over purchase when the produce looks so good.

What’s in the Book: the Twelve Prophets – Amos
August 31, 2011 – 3:05 am
What’s in the Book: the Twelve Prophets – Amos

Amos was a herdsman of Tekoa, who prophesied during the reign of Kings Jeroboam II of Israel and Uzziah of Judea.

Jenette and Ben: “His mother pushed him to join JDate.”
August 30, 2011 – 5:28 pm
Jenette and Ben: “His mother pushed him to join JDate.”

Little did he know at that very same moment, just a couple miles away, Jenette was logged on to JDate and noticed a new face in her region.

Appointing Justice
August 30, 2011 – 3:05 am
Appointing Justice

According to Jewish tradition, God created the world employing the attributes of both rachamim (mercy) and din (justice). Since God is constantly renewing the act of creation, it is with these two attributes that He views the world.

Ilana and Greg: “I’ll never forget the day I subscribed to JDate.”
August 29, 2011 – 3:44 pm | 3 Comments
Ilana and Greg: “I’ll never forget the day I subscribed to JDate.”

 “A month later I flew out again, this time to help him close up his business and pack up his home; we had made up our minds that we needed to be together.”

On The Science Of Dating
August 29, 2011 – 1:43 pm | 6 Comments
On The Science Of Dating

At its most basic level, the marriage of science and relationships has taught us that we find beauty in youthful traits (big eyes, shiny hair, lush lips); that bad boys are attractive because the same high testosterone levels that make them the alpha-male type also lends the promise of passing that on to their offspring and that men love curvy women because it shows higher levels of fertility.

Amanda and Aaron: “I decided to sign on to JDate to see if I had any messages…”
August 26, 2011 – 3:31 pm | One Comment
Amanda and Aaron: “I decided to sign on to JDate to see if I had any messages…”

I know my dad will be looking down at me, proud of the woman I have become and proud that I found a man who will take good care of me like he did for my mom for the time he had with her.

The Friday Night Feast
August 26, 2011 – 8:05 am
The Friday Night Feast

With candles burning brightly and fine wine for kiddush, Friday night dinner is a meal that is designed for “atmosphere.” However, the actual fare of Shabbat dinner varies, depending on custom and personal taste. Many people simply serve their favorite foods, while others stick to the traditional Shabbat cuisine. A typical, traditional Shabbat menu includes:

Kiss and Make Up
August 25, 2011 – 3:05 am
Kiss and Make Up

Today, August 25th, is the anonymously anointed “Kiss and Make Up Day.” Perhaps it is related to August 27th –“Global Forgiveness Day.” These modern “holidays” have little historic meaning, but Jewish Treats would be remiss in not noting that, in most years, the end of August is within the Hebrew month of Elul. (This year, Elul begins on August 31st.)

Summer Bounty
August 24, 2011 – 10:13 am
Summer Bounty

One of my favorite preparations of eggplant is Caponata. Caponata is a Sicilian dish similar to a chopped and cooked vegetable salad. Sicilian cuisine is complex and owes its use of many flavors and influences to its diverse history and demographics. Many Sicilian dishes have Jewish roots and come from Jews taken as slaves after Israel’s destruction thousands of years ago.

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