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Jewels of Elul: Day One
Jewels of Elul: Day One

There is a great Jewish tradition to dedicate the 29 days in the month of Elul to study and prepare for the coming high holy days.

Jews in Pakistan
Jews in Pakistan

In the last decade, the nation of Pakistan has frequently been in the news, all too often connected to…

From Bandit to Scholar
From Bandit to Scholar

Few people famous for their Torah learning have as colorful a background as Rabbi…

Who Drinks the Water?
Who Drinks the Water?

It’s a classic ethical dilemma: Two people are lost in the desert with only one water bottle. There is not enough water for…

What Goes Around Comes Around
What Goes Around Comes Around

Is there any truth to the popular statement, “What goes around, comes around”? It is a pithy phrase that is all too often…

Daily Dose of Torah Study
Daily Dose of Torah Study

Can Torah be studied every day? While there are many Jews who can and do study Torah daily, there are just as many who…

Saturday Night Hunger
Saturday Night Hunger

As beautiful as Shabbat is, it was not God’s intention that humankind live in a constant state of…

Bolivian Jews
Bolivian Jews

In honor of Bolivia’s declaration of independence from Spain on August 6, 1825, Jewish Treats presents a history of Jews in Bolivia…

And It Shall Come to Pass, Because…
And It Shall Come to Pass, Because…

While the majority of the meanings of the words in the Torah are forthright, some appear to be…

An Encyclopedic Work
An Encyclopedic Work

When Rabbi Yaakov Culi arrived in Constantinople, Turkey, in 1714, he did not expect to find a Jewish community lacking…

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