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Miraculous Water
Miraculous Water

In the desert, basic necessities can be difficult to come by. During the Children of Israel’s sojourn in the wilderness…

How Many Tribes?
How Many Tribes?

The challenge to name the number of tribes of Israel would fall into the category of  “easy” by trivia fans. However, the term “The Twelve Tribes of Israel” can be enumerated in different ways at different times.  Let’s clarify:The …

World Sauntering Day
World Sauntering Day

In Jewish life there is a great appreciation for a character trait known as z’reezut, which is often translated as zealousness. The word z’reezut actually comes from the root zayin-reish-zayin, which is associated with the concept of haste.Acting w…

His Wife Saved His Life
His Wife Saved His Life

Ohn the son of Pelet was a Reubenite who fell under the sway of a rebellious Levite named Korach. Korach felt that a great injustice had been perpetrated in Aaron’s appointment to the High Priesthood. Why, he challenged, was the leadership completely…

Conquering the Desert
Conquering the Desert

One of the great miracles of the State of Israel has been its ability to transform…

Heading to the Catskills
Heading to the Catskills

As the summer holiday season begins, Jewish Treats presents a mini-biography of Jennie Grossinger, who was once called “the best-known…”

The Importance of Dad
The Importance of Dad

In honor of Father’s Day, Jewish Treats presents this classic Treat on the importance of a father…

Unlucky 13?
Unlucky 13?

Our culture has planted in our minds that 13 is a particularly unlucky number. In Judaism, however…

Jews in the Philippines
Jews in the Philippines

When they think about the Philippines, most people do not think of Jews. However…

The Intellectual Prototype
The Intellectual Prototype

In the early and mid-twentieth century, there were what might be called stereotypical Jewish intellectuals – Jewish men and women who were dedicated socialists and whose fervor was often born from Communist roots. They dedicated their lives to the pu…

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