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The Jewish Philosophy of “Free Will”
The Jewish Philosophy of “Free Will”

One of the arguments posed by those opposed to organized religion is that religion requires…

A Publisher of Books
A Publisher of Books

A businessman, a Zionist, a refugee and a publisher, Salman Schocken lived a life driven by…

Treating Holy Papers
Treating Holy Papers

One modern philosophy that might have caught your attention is conscientious living…

Opulent on the Outside Only
Opulent on the Outside Only

Dressed in fancy clothes with silver buttons and a hat of golden fur, Rabbi Israel Friedman (1797-1850) was a unique…

The Power of Shabbat The Power of Shabbat

Jewish life ebbs and flows around the celebration of Shabbat. The days of the week are labelled by…

The Bread of Shabbat
The Bread of Shabbat

Challah, known to some as “Jewish bread,” is one of the essential elements of…

Nuts Today
Nuts Today

Nowadays, nuts are often in the news. While packed with a nutritious punch, they are a source  of great concern to those who may be allergic. Today, in honor of National Nut Day Jewish Treats presents Jewish thoughts on one of the most popular spe…

What is Shmittah?
What is Shmittah?

We have now completed the fall holidays and have fully entered…

Religious Recycling
Religious Recycling

Organized recycling is a development of the modern world, and from the current understanding of the concept, is not discussed in the Talmud. After all, in the era when the sages were compiling the Oral Law, most people lived in an agrarian society that…

Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah
Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah

Tonight starts the holiday of Shemini Atzeret, literally the Gathering of the…

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