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No Holiday as Joyous
No Holiday as Joyous

Tu B’Av (The Fifteenth of Av) is no longer the well-known holiday on the Jewish calendar that it was in ancient times. In fact…

The Burial at Betar
The Burial at Betar

In war, a common means of humiliating the enemy is to refuse them burial of their dead, which is forbidden by…

International Friendship Day: Jonathan and David
International Friendship Day: Jonathan and David

In honor of today’s International Friendship Day, Jewish Treats presents the friendship of David and Jonathan. The sages state…

This One and This One
This One and This One

Within the spectrum of Jewish law there are sometimes two seemingly incompatible opinions that are both correct…

Stories for Little Jews
Stories for Little Jews

When the four children of Rabbi Baruch and Sadie Rose Weilerstein were little, they had no idea that their mother’s stories would change…

The Nations of Canaan
The Nations of Canaan

The people who lived in the Land of Canaan are often referred to as the Canaanites, but this was actually…

Mourning Jerusalem I: A Brief History of the First Temple
Mourning Jerusalem I: A Brief History of the First Temple

Today, Jews all over the world are observing the fast of Tisha B’Av. It is on this day that the Jewish people mourn the…

Mourning Jerusalem II: A Brief History of the Second Temple
Mourning Jerusalem II: A Brief History of the Second Temple

The Babylonian Exile that followed the destruction of the First Temple lasted for 70 years. Under the leadership of…

The Saddest Day of the Jewish Calendar
The Saddest Day of the Jewish Calendar

The saddest day on the Jewish calendar, the ninth of Av, is tomorrow.* (*)This year the 9th of Av is…

The Tragic Story of Bar Kamtza
The Tragic Story of Bar Kamtza

According to Jewish tradition, God allowed the Second Temple to be destroyed because of…

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