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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…

Anomalies and Interpretations
Anomalies and Interpretations

The writing of a Torah scroll is an incredibly intricate process. To write a Torah, the scribe must not only be…

Shabbat in the Spring
Shabbat in the Spring

As spring takes hold of the northern hemisphere, and the hours between sunrise and sunset lengthen, people often spend the long Shabbat afternoon enjoying…

Living in The Pinch
Living in The Pinch

American Jewish culture thrives upon the communal memory of New York City’s famous…

Be Strong
Be Strong

For many readers, completing a book leaves one with a variety of feelings. Some people have…

A Hero of Science
A Hero of Science

Today’s Treat presents the sad, brief biography of Edward Israel (1859-1884). The son of the first Jewish family to…

From Them I Learned
From Them I Learned

Our modern media culture likes to “label” successful people: The richest person, the prettiest person, the…

The Book of Ruth
The Book of Ruth

Ruth was the Moabite wife of Machlon, one of the sons of Elimelech and Naomi, a wealthy couple who had fled…

Give Them A Choice
Give Them A Choice

There is an oft-cited Midrash (Sifrei, Dvarim 343) describing how God offered the Torah to the other nations…

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