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Fronting the Frontiersman
Fronting the Frontiersman

One of the iconic figures of the American frontier was…

Touched By An Angel
Touched By An Angel

Virtually all topics concerning life are covered in the vast and varied discourses of the Talmud. Life, afterlife, and even pre-life. In Talmud Niddah, the sages discuss…

Miraculous Water
Miraculous Water

In the desert, basic necessities can be difficult to come by. During the Children of Israel’s sojourn in the wilderness…

How Many Tribes?
How Many Tribes?

The challenge to name the number of tribes of Israel would fall into the category of  “easy” by trivia fans. However, the term “The Twelve Tribes of Israel” can be enumerated in different ways at different times.  Let’s clarify:The …

World Sauntering Day
World Sauntering Day

In Jewish life there is a great appreciation for a character trait known as z’reezut, which is often translated as zealousness. The word z’reezut actually comes from the root zayin-reish-zayin, which is associated with the concept of haste.Acting w…

His Wife Saved His Life
His Wife Saved His Life

Ohn the son of Pelet was a Reubenite who fell under the sway of a rebellious Levite named Korach. Korach felt that a great injustice had been perpetrated in Aaron’s appointment to the High Priesthood. Why, he challenged, was the leadership completely…

Conquering the Desert
Conquering the Desert

One of the great miracles of the State of Israel has been its ability to transform…

Heading to the Catskills
Heading to the Catskills

As the summer holiday season begins, Jewish Treats presents a mini-biography of Jennie Grossinger, who was once called “the best-known…”

The Importance of Dad
The Importance of Dad

In honor of Father’s Day, Jewish Treats presents this classic Treat on the importance of a father…

Unlucky 13?
Unlucky 13?

Our culture has planted in our minds that 13 is a particularly unlucky number. In Judaism, however…

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