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Cycles of Seasons
June 21, 2013 – 12:17 am
Cycles of Seasons

While the Jewish calendar is lunar based, meaning that each month is independently calculated by the cycle of the moon, the rabbis of the Talmudic era also used the solar cycle and the earth itself to define time.

Love and Hate
June 20, 2013 – 3:05 am
Love and Hate

The juxtaposition between love and hate is fascinating. The relationship between love and hate has been a muse for poets, a conundrum for philosophers and a source of anxiety for psychologists. Many have said that love and hate are really two sides of …

Dear Yenta: The Matchmaker (Shadchan)
June 19, 2013 – 3:05 am
Dear Yenta: The Matchmaker (Shadchan)

“Matchmaker, matchmaker / Look through your book / And make me a perfect match…” (Fiddler on the Roof).With the widespread proliferation of internet dating sites such as eharmony, match.com and JDate, the idea of a shadchan, a matchmake…

Dare To Date: 5 Important Things To Know About Rejection In Dating
June 18, 2013 – 11:02 am
Dare To Date: 5 Important Things To Know About Rejection In Dating

Rejection, however, is par for the course when it comes to dating since most dates probably won’t end in marriage. So, it’s best to develop a healthy context about rejection in order to ensure it doesn’t stop you from finding love. Here are 5 important tips to help you do just that.

Waterloo Waterlooplein
June 18, 2013 – 3:03 am
Waterloo Waterlooplein

On June 18, 1815, Napoleon and his armies were defeated by the Seventh Coalition, an alliance of British and European forces.

Something Extra In Your Lettuce?
June 17, 2013 – 3:05 am
Something Extra In Your Lettuce?

Here’s a delicious sounding salad: romaine lettuce, spinach, cauliflower, red onion, red cabbage, chickpeas and strawberries. At first glance, this combination of fresh vegetables, chickpeas and berries sounds like the perfect easy kosher lunch. All …

The Importance of Dad
June 16, 2013 – 3:05 am
The Importance of Dad

In honor of Father’s Day, Jewish Treats presents this classic Treat on the importance of a father.Where does a child learn to be a mentsch (a good person)? From his/her parents! Indeed, in the Talmud (Sukkot 56b) it even notes …

Excuse Me, Is It Possible…
June 14, 2013 – 3:05 am
Excuse Me, Is It Possible…

“Don’t be chutzpadik” is the modern Hebrew equivalent of the classic American parenting admonition: “Don’t be fresh!” and “Don’t talk back!” The challenges of parenting have always included the art of balancing a relationship with one…

Dating Is In The Details: Why Little Touches Go A Long Way
June 13, 2013 – 10:06 am | 8 Comments
Dating Is In The Details: Why Little Touches Go A Long Way

I was at my college reunion this past weekend, reminiscing about how many hills we had to climb to get to class, how many hours we spent sleeping on the desk in the library (which my mom never seemed to understand), and how many pecan pies we stole from the dining hall (my answer: one).  Ah… the good ol’ college days.

Not For Pride
June 13, 2013 – 3:05 am
Not For Pride

The sayings of Pirkei Avot (Ethics of the Fathers) often capture the ethic of the oral law. They not only offer an insight into the minds of the great rabbis of the Talmud, but provide advice that can be applied to normal life in every era.

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