Article Archive for March 2012
Everyone, at some point in their lives, gets sick, even if it is with just a mild “bug.” Interestingly, the Talmud notes: “Until the time of Jacob, nobody became sick before he died. Then Jacob prayed [for a warning before death so that last wishes may be conveyed], and sickness came into being…Until the time of Elisha [the prophet] no sick person ever recovered, but Elisha prayed and he did recover…” (Baba Metzia 87a). Alas, this is really no consolation to humankind today which is afflicted by a wide range of illnesses and diseases.
Most people tend to fall into similar patterns when they are looking for a product. You’ve probably heard someone say, “I only buy Mercedes®,” or “I’m a Mac® person.” What are they really saying? They’re saying they have a type and they’re not going to stray!
Dear Mrs D says that could be a problem! If you’re choosing the same type over and over again, and it’s not working out, it’s time to try something new!
I decided to give JDate one more try after one of my good friends met her husband on the site and encouraged me to try again.
The Jewish nation is a people of faith and, as part of our unique combination of peoplehood and religion, must grapple with defining heresy. Jewish life has a basic, structured framework, but, within that, lies a great deal of latitude for individuality. So what makes one a “heretic”?
From I Will Always Love You to Wonderful Tonight, love songs are easy to find, and even easier to listen to! Picking your favorite, however? That’s the tough part! Robert Greenberg, author of How to Listen to Great Music: A Guide to Its History, Culture, and Heart, is sharing his Top 10 Romantic Songs in hopes of helping you pick your favorites, and ultimately, making your next date even sweeter!
JMag contributor Mark Miller loves Jewish women! Of course, that’s no surprise. As Miller points out, there is a unique connection to a shared culture, history, religion and tradition that just fits. And although Miller has certainly dated his share of non-Jewish women, he has plenty of reasons to believe he will ultimately wind up with a Jewish woman. Do you love Jewish women too? Read his column and then share what it is about Jewish women that makes you love them as well!
“A person should drink on Purim up to the point where they cannot tell the difference between ‘Blessed is Mordechai’ and ‘Cursed is Haman’” (Megilla 7a).
I guess what I have been looking for is someone whom I can spiritually grow with, and who is possibly into Kabbalah, as that is a main passion of mine; it is what brought me into Judaism. However, I have been getting a sense that Kabbalah is considered a Neanderthal belief system. Is this considered a turn off to women in the Jewish community?
I am grateful to Jason for his love and devotion, as well as to JDate for the introduction to this wonderful man.
I love the coming of spring for wine. It’s still cool enough to drink big hearty reds and complex whites. At the same time, you can finally order rosé again, or chill those crisp whites that pair so well with light fare and seafood, i.e., warm-weather delicacies.
Spring is also a time of optimistic transition and transformation. That’s the best place to be in dating terms as well. Here are some of my favorite springtime bottles and when to drink them…