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Be Strong
Be Strong

For many readers, completing a book leaves one with a variety of feelings. Some people have…

A Hero of Science
A Hero of Science

Today’s Treat presents the sad, brief biography of Edward Israel (1859-1884). The son of the first Jewish family to…

From Them I Learned
From Them I Learned

Our modern media culture likes to “label” successful people: The richest person, the prettiest person, the…

The Book of Ruth
The Book of Ruth

Ruth was the Moabite wife of Machlon, one of the sons of Elimelech and Naomi, a wealthy couple who had fled…

Give Them A Choice
Give Them A Choice

There is an oft-cited Midrash (Sifrei, Dvarim 343) describing how God offered the Torah to the other nations…

Preparing for the Torah
Preparing for the Torah

Shortly after the Israelites encamped at the base of Mount Sinai, they agreed to accept the…

The Littlest Mountain
The Littlest Mountain

When the Israelites were gathered at Mount Sinai, God gave them the Torah. Scholars and academics have spent lifetimes debating….

Day of Distinction
Day of Distinction

On the first day of Sivan in the year 2448 (Jewish calendar), only seven weeks after leaving Egypt, the Israelites reached…

Take Two Tablets
Take Two Tablets

Most artistic representations of the Ten Commandments present two rectangular tablets…

The Feast of Weeks
The Feast of Weeks

Shavuot, which we begin celebrating Saturday night (May 23rd), is the only holiday in the Torah not listed by…

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