The nineteen blessings of the Amidah make up the core of the Jewish prayer service. The theme of the final blessing is peace. The Hebrew word for peace, shalom, is related to the Hebrew word for complete, sha’lay…
Today, Jewish Treats brings you the sad but heroic story of Rabbi Lieutenant Alexander D. Goode.
Ordained by Hebrew Union College in 1937, Rabbi Goode took his first position in Marion, Indiana, and then served as the rabbi of Beth Israel…
It is an unfortunate fact that a large portion of the Jews who came to North America in the early 20th century were unable to live full Jewish lives. There was little Jewish education (indeed, almost none at all for girls) and, until the late 1960s…
There they sit, the pile of unopened solicitations and appeals. Direct marketing charity drives are the modern replacement for the communal tzedakah (charity) appeals of the past.
Food for the poor, tuition assistance for children in …
Dear JMag® Readers,
Last week I received an overwhelming number of dating questions from members of the community and this week I decided to share one with you. While I simply cannot answer them all, I do try to answer each query personally and I hope the emails keep coming.
Oh, the anticipation and pressure of February. It’s both the most romantic month of the year and the shortest month on the calendar. It can be a very exciting time for those in new relationships who are feeling lucky in love. But for those of us who are single, we may have started feeling the anxiety about the big Hallmark day back in January.
Not all chocolate is good chocolate. In fact, there is a lot of bad chocolate out there. Thankfully it is easy to find the good stuff. Look at the ingredients on the label. There should be just a small handful of ingredients. They should be: cacao paste, sugar, cocoa butter, lecithin and vanilla for dark chocolate.
“I was content to call it an end of summer romance (since he was heading back to school), but when our time was up, he said he wanted to stay together. And so we’ve been together ever since…”
“…we headed to the beach where it was chilly outside, but not in our hearts which quickly heated up while being together.”
Life is more delightful than fiction! I could not have envisioned, on that Sunday afternoon when I logged onto JDate, that two dreams would shortly come true: 1) I would find my soul mate at 62; and 2) I would publish a book, at 65.