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Can Jews Be Part Of "No Beard Day"?
October 18, 2013 – 12:07 am
Can Jews Be Part Of "No Beard Day"?

Today is National No Beard Day.The Torah states in Leviticus 19:27: “Do not cut the hair on the corners of your head; Do not cut the corners of your beard.” This is one of the rare prohibitions in the Torah that only applies to men.The “corners of yo…

Avoid The Court of Sodom
October 16, 2013 – 11:16 pm
Avoid The Court of Sodom

Every once in a while, there are outlandish news reports that make people shake their heads, sigh, and wonder what the world is coming to.

Skip Dating — Go Directly To Marriage
October 16, 2013 – 3:22 pm | 3 Comments
Skip Dating — Go Directly To Marriage

Like most everyone, I was brought up to believe that romance and falling in love is indeed a very specific, time-tested process. Everyone seems to think that after you meet someone, you need to date for a while (sometimes for years) and then eventually decide if you want to marry this person.

Julie and Matthew: “Looking for love, they both joined JDate.”
October 16, 2013 – 9:41 am
Julie and Matthew: “Looking for love, they both joined JDate.”

Julie and Matthew both grew up in Long Island; Julie in Oceanside and Matthew in Baldwin. They spent their childhoods living about 15 minutes from each other. They celebrated their Bar and Bat Mitzvahs at sister-synagogues – and probably attended some of the same Bar Mitzvahs of their classmates as well. Although they lived in such close proximity, and even shared some mutual friends from school and camp, somehow they never met! Until…

Honoring The Boss
October 16, 2013 – 12:05 am
Honoring The Boss

According to Wikipedia, in the United States and Canada, October 16 is the traditional day for employees to thank their bosses. In honor of “Boss’s Day,” Jewish Treats presents wise words from the Talmud regarding the “Ultimate Boss” – the Al…

The Art of Setting Yourself Apart
October 15, 2013 – 12:44 pm
The Art of Setting Yourself Apart

Let’s say we’re in a room full of 100 people. We look around, and everyone seems fairly different, right? But before knowing a thing about anyone else, we are all basically the same… just people in a room together.

Emily and Corey: “What happens when a Yankees fan spots a Red Sox fan on JDate?”
October 15, 2013 – 11:07 am | One Comment
Emily and Corey: “What happens when a Yankees fan spots a Red Sox fan on JDate?”

The usual game of Jewish geography took place over wine and tapas for their first date. As it turned out, Corey and Emily had crossed paths before. Almost 15 years before, actually, at Jeff Lakes Day Camp; at the time Emily was still a camper and Corey was on the waterfront staff. A quick check-in with a friend confirmed that it was “Corey from boating, the one with the orange shorts and blue sunglasses.”

Rachel’s Tomb
October 15, 2013 – 12:05 am
Rachel’s Tomb

Kever Rochel, the Tomb of Rachel, in Bethlehem is considered to be the third holiest site in Jewish tradition, after the Temple Mount and The Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron.

Hela and Evan: “Evan’s mom bought him a six-month JDate subscription as his birthday present.”
October 14, 2013 – 10:00 am
Hela and Evan: “Evan’s mom bought him a six-month JDate subscription as his birthday present.”

Evan’s mom bought him a six-month JDate subscription as his birthday present in 2011. I went to buy a one-month subscription, but wound up buying a three-month subscription. At the time, I was living in Tampa, Florida and Evan was living in Orlando, Florida. We were about 45 minutes away from each other.

The Jews of Genoa
October 14, 2013 – 12:05 am
The Jews of Genoa

In honor of Columbus Day, Jewish Treats presents a brief history of early Jewish life in Columbus’ hometown of Genoa (also called Genova). Although it is generally presumed that Jews settled in Genoa (Northeast Italy) during the Roman era, the earl…

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