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15. Creating Transformation – Empowerment in Practice
15. Creating Transformation – Empowerment in Practice

What is empowerment? What does it mean to put it in practice? In her latest column, Miriam Mendelson shows you how the actions you take can empower those around you!

Oh My Gosh…Passover Is Coming
Oh My Gosh…Passover Is Coming

The intensive physical and emotional preparations for Passover come from one seemingly simple commandment: “Seven days you will eat only matzah, but on the first day you shall have put away chametz from your houses…” (Exodus 12:15). Therefore, by the beginning of the holiday of Passover, no chametz whatsoever may be in one’s possession.

The Perfect Email Format The Perfect Email Format

Being that I am so successful at writing emails that capture the attention of females, people are always asking me, “What emails will get the most responses?” Or, “Is there a magic system that works every time?” The answer to this question is somewhat complicated.

Jenna and Scott: “A dream of ours is to make it on the JDate billboard…”
Jenna and Scott: “A dream of ours is to make it on the JDate billboard…”

After talking to Scott for a week, you can imagine my mom’s surprise when I told her, “a cute boy from North Carolina is coming to Minnesota to see me!”

Kosher Cinema: April Movie Picks For JDaters® Kosher Cinema: April Movie Picks For JDaters®

Hey again, JDaters®! Spring is in the air, and hopefully new love is blooming for some of you as well.  With Passover on the horizon, here’s your chance to enjoy a movie over the holiday weekend! See this month’s “Chosen Feature” and how the latest new releases rate on the JScale!

Parasha of the Month
Parasha of the Month

This Shabbat is Shabbat Parashat HaChodesh, the Sabbath of “The Month.”

Cooked Wine
Cooked Wine

Among the discussions of the many details of Jewish life recorded in the Mishna, the first written compilation of the oral law, is the following: “If a Jewish laborer is hired by a heathen to work with wine for [idolatrous] libation, the wages are prohibited…” (Avodah Zarah 5:1).

Myths and Facts of Jewish Dating Myths and Facts of Jewish Dating

As someone who went on somewhere between 10 and 118 dates in my life, depending on what one chooses to count as a “date” versus a “lie to impress you,” I’ve had anywhere between almost-none and way-too-much dating experience. This makes me uniquely qualified to write about the myths of Jewish dating. After all, most of my dating experience was a myth. As for facts, we’ll see.

After Nebuchadnezzar
After Nebuchadnezzar

Nebuchadnezzar, the mighty King of Babylon, reigned for forty years. He was so commanding a figure that, according to the Midrash, his own son, Evil-Merodach, was afraid to assume his father’s throne:

Still Hot, Why Not? Still Hot, Why Not?

There he is, coming this way on a crowded Manhattan street. The man I seek. He’s maybe fifty-five or sixty, handsome, stylish, and still walking with a bounce in his step. And oh, look how attentive he is to his daughter. He laughs at her joke, stops to admire her beauty, and – wait, what is he doing? Kissing her? With his hand on her firm, shapely and most of all, young butt?

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