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Jennie and Seth
June 24, 2010 – 6:13 pm | 2 Comments
Jennie and Seth

“Turns out that this was Seth’s first ever JDate, and that he joined the very evening that I was planning to quit! We can’t stress enough that it’s worth the time not to give up; you never know when the right person will come along.”

Can She Bake a Cherry Pie?
June 24, 2010 – 10:12 am
Can She Bake a Cherry Pie?

Dessert is often the forgotten course. It is the final frontier for many busy cooks who want to put out a nice meal but simply do not have the time. Skip the purchased cookies, chiffon cake and pre-cut fruit from the salad bar (I know you cheat and buy the fruit pre-cut!).

The Ba’al Ha’turim
June 24, 2010 – 10:03 am
The Ba’al Ha’turim

Spain in the Middle Ages was home to scholars of great renown such as Abraham ibn Ezra (1089 – c. 1164), Judah ha-Levi (1086-1145), Rabbi Moses ben Maimon (Maimonides/Rambam 1135-1204) and Rabbi Moshe ben Nachman (Nachmanides/Ramban – 1194-1270). By the middle of the 13th century, however, the welcoming attitude of the Spanish kingdoms that had allowed Jewish life to thrive, had vanished.

Catherine And The Jews
June 23, 2010 – 10:03 am
Catherine And The Jews

Catherine II (AKA Catherine the Great, 1729-1796) was born Sophia Augusta Frederica, a daughter of the ruling family of Anhalt (a German state). In 1744, she married her second cousin, who was to become Czar Peter III. Six months after Peter III ascended the throne, he was deposed and assassinated, and Catherine assumed the throne.

Donkey
June 22, 2010 – 10:03 am
Donkey

Why is a donkey called a donkey? For Jewish Treats, a more interesting question is why is a donkey called a chamor?

Avinu – Our Father
June 21, 2010 – 10:03 am
Avinu – Our Father

One of the most common ways of addressing God in the Jewish liturgy is Avinu, our Father. By addressing God as Avinu, one can not only learn about humanity’s relationship with God, but also about Judaism’s view of fatherhood.

Opening an Umbrella on Shabbat
June 18, 2010 – 10:03 am | One Comment
Opening an Umbrella on Shabbat

In what way is an umbrella similar to the Mishkan (Tabernacle), which served as the dwelling place of the Shechina (Divine Presence) during the Israelite’s 40 years of wandering in the wilderness?

Know When to Hold ‘Em, Know When to Fold ‘Em
June 17, 2010 – 1:59 pm | 13 Comments
Know When to Hold ‘Em, Know When to Fold ‘Em

I have received many comments on my articles from women who seem not to know when a guy is just not interested in them. It really is surprising that women still don’t realize when a guy doesn’t have a great deal of interest in them or has lost interest. Here are five common situations that women find themselves in and can’t understand what is really happening…

Serpent and Staff
June 17, 2010 – 10:00 am
Serpent and Staff

The Rod of Asclepius, a serpent wrapped around a staff that is associated with the Greek god of medicine, is commonly used as a symbol for medical centers.

Simple Pleasures
June 16, 2010 – 3:49 pm
Simple Pleasures

Summertime is all about nostalgia. I love summer nights and crave the childhood treats that made summer so memorable. One of my favorite memories is of making S’Mores. We used to gather round the dying charcoal from a grill or campfire and toast (and burn) marshmallows and assemble the classic and messy delicious sandwiches.

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