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The Tragedy of Jealousy
The Tragedy of Jealousy

The Talmud (Yevamot 62b) relates that “Rabbi Akiva had 12,000 pairs of…

Ethics of the Fathers
Ethics of the Fathers

In Pirkei Avot/Ethics of the Fathers, Rabbi Joshua is quoted saying, “An evil eye…

A Constitutional Congregation
A Constitutional Congregation

What does the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania have to do with the oldest synagogue in that state?

The Second Passover
The Second Passover

On the first anniversary of the Exodus from Egypt, the Children of Israel prepared to celebrate their first Passover as free people. God decreed that they should…

Reincarnation
Reincarnation

Reincarnation is a word that to most Jews screams of foreign cultures. What is not common knowledge, however, is…

Who Were Their Mothers?
Who Were Their Mothers?

In honor of yesterday’s Mother’s Day Celebration, Jewish Treats presents a brief introduction to some of the unnamed mothers of well-known Biblical personalities…

Thank You, Mom
Thank You, Mom

In honor of all our favorite Jewish Mothers, we’ve decided to…

Birthday Cake For Shabbat
Birthday Cake For Shabbat

It is highly unlikely that Moses, Hillel or even Maimonides (all experts on Jewish law) ever worried about…

Watch Your Words
Watch Your Words

The Mishna Pirkei Avot (Ethics of the Fathers) is filled with wise advice and insightful statements. Among those of the first chapter is a fascinating instruction given by Avtalion, a first century B.C.E. rabbi. He said: “Sages, be careful with your …

They Came to Texas
They Came to Texas

From the annals of history, we are often left with the mistaken impression that all Jewish immigrants to the United States in the early twentieth century arrived through Ellis Island…

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