In Jewish tradition, there is special significance to the number seven. The seventh day is Shabbat, the day of rest. The seventh month is Tishrei, the month with the most holidays (Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur and Sukkot). The seventh year of the sabbatical cycle is the Shmittah year, when the land of Israel is meant to lie fallow.
One understanding as to what is significant about seven is that it is one step beyond nature. It therefore symbolizes that which is kadosh – a word that is often translated as holy but also means sanctified, as in separated from the mundane.
Today, NJOP’s Jewish Treats celebrates its seventh anniversary.
From the beginning, NJOP’s goal has been to provide short – but juicy – tidbits about Jewish life and Jewish history that, hopefully, increase the readers’ connection to their heritage and heightens their Jewish pride. The short, daily “action tips” included each day offer suggestions for actively increasing the Jewish style of one’s life, and the review of different Jewish prayers enable Jewish Treats’ readers to enjoy a more spiritual approach to sanctifying their day.
NJOP salutes our Jewish Treats fans and followers and thanks you for your continued interest and support. In honor of Jewish Treats seventh anniversary, we ask you each to commit to sharing Jewish Treats with seven of your Jewish friends!