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Nu, Don’t Eat
July 13, 2010 – 10:08 am
Nu, Don’t Eat

A popular joke: Most Jewish holidays can be subsumed under the pithy phrase: “They tried to kill us, we won, let’s eat!” For a nation obsessed with food, what’s with all the fasting?

Magen David Adom
July 12, 2010 – 10:03 am
Magen David Adom

The opportunity to save a life (hatzalat nefashot) is one of those unique events that may never occurs in a person’s lifetime. Today, Jewish Treats salutes those who often risk life and limb to perform the mitzvah of hatzalat nefashot by paying tribute to Magen David Adom.

Does First-Love Ever Die?
July 12, 2010 – 9:56 am
Does First-Love Ever Die?

Some of you may recognize the name Donna Hanover – she is the ex-wife of former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani. Don’t feel bad for this former first lady; she has a “happily ever after” story and is living proof that first love is everlasting. Several years ago, Hanover reunited with her high school sweetheart more than three decades after their breakup in college.

The Third Meal
July 9, 2010 – 9:02 am
The Third Meal

“Eat [the manna] today, for today is Shabbat to God, today you will not find it in the field” (Exodus 16:25). The language Moses used to instruct the Israelites to collect enough manna for Shabbat appears, and indeed is, repetitive.

Grilled BBQ Beef Pizza
July 8, 2010 – 5:48 pm
Grilled BBQ Beef Pizza

Planning a summer BBQ and tired of the same old burgers and chicken? Try grilled pizza. A little bit of prep and some fun toppings and you are on your way to enjoying a delicious and different menu. Make small individual pizzas and let your guests customize their own. You can make the BBQ sauce or use purchased sauce

Priorities: The Lessons of Reuben and Gad
July 8, 2010 – 10:03 am
Priorities: The Lessons of Reuben and Gad

From early in our lives, we are drilled about “priorities.” It usually begins, in earnest, during the high school years, as teenagers are pushed to think about the future, to get their priorities “straight.” But what is straight? How can one know the difference between the right priorities and those priorities pushed upon us by our family and/or society.

Karie and Mark
July 7, 2010 – 4:04 pm | 3 Comments
Karie and Mark

“I met some really interesting people through the message boards and the chat room, some of which are now amazing lifelong friends.”

How to Be the Person You’re Looking For
July 7, 2010 – 1:35 pm
How to Be the Person You’re Looking For

Jared gave me a new mission statement, which was to be happy in life.  Every day I am supposed to repeat the mantra, “Happiness is living the life I want.  I cannot choose what has happened to me, but I can choose what I want to learn from these experiences and how to deal with them.”

In Memory Of
July 7, 2010 – 10:03 am
In Memory Of

Grieving over the loss of a beloved is natural and healthy. So is moving forward with one’s life after the loss. Therefore, Jewish law mandates a schedule of mourning that lasts for a year after a parent’s death.

Meet The Yentas
July 6, 2010 – 4:05 pm | 2 Comments
Meet The Yentas

What happens when you combine 1 part talented Jewish wedding photographer, 1 part creative Jewish bride client, 2 parts love for all things wedding, and a whole lot of appreciation for Jewish traditions and heritage? You get a deliciously satisfying web site for Jewish wedding planning called The Wedding Yentas ™.

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