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On Top of Mount…
On Top of Mount…

Without question, Mount Sinai is the best known mountain in the Bible. In the days before highways, street signs or GPS, geographic landmarks played an important role in people’s lives.

The Story of Samson and Delilah
The Story of Samson and Delilah

Cecil B. DeMille’s 1949 Academy Award Winning Samson and Deliliah was an action packed drama that had a wealth of original biblical material from which to work.

With Your Permission
With Your Permission

Dear Miss Manners: Yesterday, a friend knocked on my door. I invited him in and he proceeded to grab a snack out of the fridge, watch a movie on my TV and then hopped on to my exercise bike.

Father-In-Law Day
Father-In-Law Day

Jewish Treats would like to wish a happy Father-in-Law’s Day to all our readers to whom it applies.There are two prominent portraits of fathers-in-law in the Torah: Laban and Jethro. Laban was the father-in-law twice over of Jacob as he was the fathe…

A Woman In Charge: Bessie Gotsfeld
A Woman In Charge: Bessie Gotsfeld

Mizrachi Women of America (MWOA, known today as AMIT – Americans for Israel and Torah) began as part of Mizrachi of America (AMIT’s original name). Its separate identity was the direct result of the efforts of Bessie Goldstein Gotsfeld.

Sing the Songs of Shabbat
Sing the Songs of Shabbat

Music is said to raise a person’s spirit (Berachot 57b), and there is no time more appropriate for joyousness than Shabbat, the day of rest.To honor Shabbat, and to bring it more tranquility, more joy and more celebration, it is customary to sin…

Harem Power
Harem Power

The place: Istanbul/Constantinople. The Time: The Sixteenth Century                       In the sixteenth century, the Ottoman empire was one of the few places in which the Jewish people…

Those Who Can…Teach And Do
Those Who Can…Teach And Do

Among the many wise statements recorded in Pirkei Avot/Ethics of the Fathers is the following from Rabbi Ishmael the son of Yochanan: “He who learns in order to teach will be enabled both to learn and to teach. But, he who learns in order to practice, will be able to learn, to teach, to observe and to practice” (4:6).

A Formal Engagement
A Formal Engagement

The picture perfect engagement brings to mind the scene of a sweet young man kneeling on one knee holding out a ring box to his flustered, joyful girlfriend. It’s both a romantic expression of the promise to marry and a verbal contract* between the y…

On the 15th of Av: What Hoshea Did
On the 15th of Av: What Hoshea Did

How can one action be both praiseworthy and unacceptable at the same time? Such was the conundrum of Hoshea ben Elah, the last King of Israel (the Northern Kingdom of Ten Tribes).

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