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Better Than A Bullock
Better Than A Bullock

In the times of the Temple, the most exalted form of worship was through sacrifices brought to Jerusalem. But, now the Jewish people have lived for centuries without the Holy Temple.

The Alarm Clock
The Alarm Clock

New beginnings are often difficult.For those who are not “morning people,” every day is a new beginning, and we must be thankful to whoever invented the alarm clock, which keeps us from being labeled as “slothful” and “lazy.”

The Jews of Jamaica
The Jews of Jamaica

As in many countries of the “New World,” the Jewish history of Jamaica begins with conversos, the secret Jews who fled Spain. They came to the New World seeking not only new opportunities, but also to distance themselves from the Inquisition. As in…

Chapters of Song
Chapters of Song

While the primary focus of the Shacharit (morning) service is the recitation of the Shema and the Shemoneh Esrei (also known as the Amidah), there are several sections of prayers that precede these central prayers. The longest of these sections is know…

On Top of Mount…
On Top of Mount…

Without question, Mount Sinai is the best known mountain in the Bible. In the days before highways, street signs or GPS, geographic landmarks played an important role in people’s lives.

The Story of Samson and Delilah
The Story of Samson and Delilah

Cecil B. DeMille’s 1949 Academy Award Winning Samson and Deliliah was an action packed drama that had a wealth of original biblical material from which to work.

With Your Permission
With Your Permission

Dear Miss Manners: Yesterday, a friend knocked on my door. I invited him in and he proceeded to grab a snack out of the fridge, watch a movie on my TV and then hopped on to my exercise bike.

Father-In-Law Day
Father-In-Law Day

Jewish Treats would like to wish a happy Father-in-Law’s Day to all our readers to whom it applies.There are two prominent portraits of fathers-in-law in the Torah: Laban and Jethro. Laban was the father-in-law twice over of Jacob as he was the fathe…

A Woman In Charge: Bessie Gotsfeld
A Woman In Charge: Bessie Gotsfeld

Mizrachi Women of America (MWOA, known today as AMIT – Americans for Israel and Torah) began as part of Mizrachi of America (AMIT’s original name). Its separate identity was the direct result of the efforts of Bessie Goldstein Gotsfeld.

Sing the Songs of Shabbat
Sing the Songs of Shabbat

Music is said to raise a person’s spirit (Berachot 57b), and there is no time more appropriate for joyousness than Shabbat, the day of rest.To honor Shabbat, and to bring it more tranquility, more joy and more celebration, it is customary to sin…

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