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Never to Forget
Never to Forget

In 1938, when Lucy Schildkret Dawidowicz (1915-1990, New York City) was 23 years old, she traveled to Vilna, Lithuania, in order to immerse herself in…

Officers of the Law
Officers of the Law

The Bible in Deuteronomy states, “Shoftim v’shotrim, Judges and “shotrim” you shall appoint in your cities.” Most English versions of the Torah translate the word…

Stay Cool
Stay Cool

As the summer heats up, people everywhere are turning to whatever means possible to keep cool. Many find relief in the…

The Salty Ghettos
The Salty Ghettos

It is a fairly well-known fact (perhaps due to Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice) that Jews in many European cities were forced to…

The Might of the Pen
The Might of the Pen

The fact that today is National Ballpoint Pen Day offers Jewish Treats the opportunity to introduce Lazlo Biro, the Hungarian-Jewish inventor of…

Summer Camp
Summer Camp

The end of the school year is upon us, and across the country, many parents are packing their children’s trunks for…

Oh Evil Tongue
Oh Evil Tongue

“Come and see how great the power of an evil tongue is! Whence do we know…

Resource Sharing
Resource Sharing

June 5 has been declared World Environment Day by the United Nations. In honor of this year’s theme…

All About Abaye
All About Abaye

Students of the Talmud, who wrestle with legal arguments and explore Jewish legends and traditions, are also introduced to a myriad of…

Joy to the Bride and Groom
Joy to the Bride and Groom

There is one element that makes a traditional Jewish wedding stand out…

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