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Uprising at Auschwitz
Uprising at Auschwitz

January 27th, which has been designated International Holocaust Remembrance Day, was the day on which…

Before Michigan
Before Michigan

The foundations of Michigan’s Jewish community were laid by the German Jews who came to…

Calligraphy
Calligraphy

In honor of National Handwriting Day, Jewish Treats explores the unique calligraphy practiced by a Jewish sofer…

The Origin of the Word Anti-Semitism
The Origin of the Word Anti-Semitism

Today, January 22, has been earmarked for an informal meeting of the United Nations General Assembly on the growth of anti-Semitism…

Weakening Resolve
Weakening Resolve

The Biblical narrative of the 10 plagues visited upon Egypt may, at first glance, seem repetitive. However…

A Civil Rights Leader
A Civil Rights Leader

Rabbi Arthur Joseph Lelyveld was a man of incredible activity. While he made his mark on history with his activism, the number of Jewish organizations with which he associated is astounding…

Writing a Law For Freedom
Writing a Law For Freedom

It is interesting to note that, per his instructions, Thomas Jefferson’s grave is marked only with…

Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi
Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi

While Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi (1745 – 1812) did not come from a family of Chassidim, he would become the founder of…

The Work of the Frogs
The Work of the Frogs

While some frogs are poisonous, they are, on the whole, benign creatures – which makes one wonder what was so upsetting about frogs in the story of the 10 plagues…

Judaism’s View on Suicide
Judaism’s View on Suicide

There is nothing more sacred in Jewish law than human life. According to halacha, one must guard one’s life in all cases unless one is forced to commit murder, worship idols or partake in illicit relations. In these three situations only, is one perm…

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