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JDate on SiriusXM’s “Rabbi Wechsler Teaches”
JDate on SiriusXM’s “Rabbi Wechsler Teaches”

On SiriusXM’s “Rabbi Wechsler Teaches” Valentine’s Day Special, JDate’s President and a JDate Success Story Explore Modern Day Matchmaking and Love
On a Valentine’s Day interview airing this weekend on his weekly SiriusXM™ show Rabbi Wechsler …

Happy Birthday to Moses
Happy Birthday to Moses

To write a biography of Moses in under 300 words would be impossible. From the moment he was born, his life was filled with incredible events. But today is the seventh of Adar, and the Talmud (Megilla 13b) teaches that Moses “died on the seventh of Adar and was born on the seventh of Adar.” Therefore, Jewish Treats shares with you a glimpse into the beginning of the life of the great Moses.

Valentine’s Day on a Budget
Valentine’s Day on a Budget

Writing a heart-felt card is an invaluable gift that is sure to impress. Particularly for those individuals who do not excel in the art of writing composition, the fact that you put effort fourth is invaluable. Expressing your feelings is more important than expensive jewelry for many. 85% of all Valentine cards are bought by women. So don’t be another statistic and buy your Valentine a card!

The Emperor’s Nephew
The Emperor’s Nephew

“A man should always complete the Torah portion together [at the same time] with the congregation, [reading] twice the Hebrew text and once the [Aramaic] Targum… [if he does so,] his days and years are prolonged” (Rabbi Huna ben Judah in the name of Rabbi Ammi, Berachot 8a).

My Chicken Doesn’t Moo
My Chicken Doesn’t Moo

Poultry has an interesting status in the world of Jewish law. It is the paradigm of rabbinic jurisdiction, underscoring the fact that the sages of the Talmud have the authority to transform halacha (Jewish law).

Reclaiming Your Inner JAP
Reclaiming Your Inner JAP

Jewish. American. Princess. Benign as these words may be apart, together they form an unpleasant image. The American Heritage Dictionary calls JAP “offensive slang” and defines it as, “a Jewish American girl or woman regarded as being pampered or overindulged.” Urban Dictionary, an online site with reader-created definitions, is less delicate: A JAP is a “large-breasted, outwardly attractive, internally spoiled, greedy, complicated, self-righteous and obnoxiously difficult and overbearing Jewish female.”

“No More Pharaohs and No More Slaves”
“No More Pharaohs and No More Slaves”

By the mid-1800s, Jews were settled throughout the United States, and many had absorbed the local culture in which they were living. Among the Jews of the south, there were, therefore, Jewish slave-holders. And in the north, there were many Jews involved in the abolitionist movement.

Tracy and Jon Tracy and Jon

“As soon as she rounded the corner and headed up the stairs, I saw her and a calm feeling came over me…Without JDate our love story would never exist.”

My date filmed his dying mom. Admirable – or creepy? My date filmed his dying mom. Admirable – or creepy?

My gut reaction to the whole thing was that it was just too weird. I know you can’t change what your parents do, but you can choose not to film it! But I did really connect with the guy and one of my girlfriends thinks that I should admire the fact he was so supportive of his mother. Should I go out on another date with him?

Mid-Winter Chills? Mid-Winter Chills?

Snow, sleet and ice, day and night, and the weatherman says there’s no end to this winter in sight! If these frustrating and often brutal cold snaps throughout much of North America are numbing your bones and senses, you ought to consider defrosting your engine. So hang up those mittens and try heading to one of these warm-up winter spots.

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