Zmirot are the songs that celebrate the holiness and beauty of Shabbat.
Every legal system, including halacha (Jewish law), has its letter of the law, its spirit of the law, and the gray areas in-between.
To students of Jewish philosophy, the works of Franz Rosenzweig are a must read.
Jews of the 21st century may comment, or even grumble, about the pervasiveness of Christmas in our society, but, let’s be honest, in this day and age, the effects of the holiday season are rather benign.
In the world of new holidays known to many only through the internet, today is “Roots Day.”
One does not often associate preachers with Judaism. There are, however, certain distinct personalities in Jewish history who are known for their ability to inspire through their oratory.
Did you have a nickname growing up? Did you use it, or was it a name reserved for use by your closest friends or just family?It is fascinating to note that Jewish law frowns upon bequeathing nicknames. This does not mean “Billy” instead of William …
When most people think about Jewish language they think of Hebrew or Yiddish, and sometimes of Ladino. In honor of UN Arabic Language Day, Jewish Treats would like to recognize the important role that Judeo-Arabic has played in Jewish life.Judeo-Arabic…
As the ancestors of the tribes of Israel, the lives and personalities of each of the twelve sons of Jacob significantly impact the history and behavior of the tribe members who descended from them.
Greek yogurt may be all the rage in food today, but did you know that it was the Greek-Jewish Carasso family who created Dannon yogurt? The descendant of a prominent Sephardic family, Isaac Carasso (1874-1939) was born in Ottoman Selonik (modern Thessa…