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The Chanukiyah
The Chanukiyah

The term menorah is used for both the classic symbol of the holiday of Chanukah and…

Can We Build A Snowman?
Can We Build A Snowman?

With terms like Nor’easter (Northeaster) and Polar Vortex peppering the local…

The Author of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
The Author of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

In honor of Human Rights Day, December 10, Jewish Treats presents a brief…

In Tune
In Tune

Can you read Jewish music? No, not the…

An Island Community
An Island Community

As the chill of winter settles in, Jewish Treats brings you warm thoughts of the Caribbean…

One Hundred Blessings
One Hundred Blessings

Brachot, blessings that start with the phrase Baruch Ah’tah (Blessed are You), are recited over…

Saying Goodbye to Shabbat
Saying Goodbye to Shabbat

Shabbat ends when three stars appear in the sky, a little more than an hour after candle lighting time. Maariv, the evening service, is recited in the synagogue and, upon returning home, havdalah is chanted. Havdalah, which means separation, …

In A Challenging Situation
In A Challenging Situation

There’s a famous pithy saying that “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” This American proverb is understood as a tribute to those who step forward and take charge when faced with a trying situation. Insightful words such as this prov…

A Dotted Kiss
A Dotted Kiss

Jacob left the land of Canaan to avoid the murderous rage of…

Answering The Appeals
Answering The Appeals

There they sit, the pile of unopened solicitations and appeals. Direct marketing charity drives are the modern replacement for the communal tzedakah (charity) appeals of the past.Food for the poor, tuition assistance for children in need of a…

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