Article Archive for March 2012
“Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day; I and my maidens will also fast in like manner; and so will I go into the king, which is not according to the law; and if I perish, I perish” (Esther 4:16). So responded Esther to her uncle Mordechai when he requested that she present herself, unbidden, before King Achashverosh.
Through JDate, Adam and I were able to find the exact mate we had been looking for: someone who let us be ourselves, supported us in each of our individual endeavors, and would do anything to put a smile on the other person’s face.
The debate has been whether or not looks are the only thing that matter when it comes to successfully dating women online.
The theory by some was that if you take two guys, one whom is good looking with a bad personality, and one whom is not good looking with a good personality, that the good looking guy will always win out. Well, not true at all in my oh-so not-so-humble opinion.
Purim is celebrated on Thursday, March 8th (beginning Wednesday evening, March 7th, after sunset). Four mitzvot are associated with the holiday:
The second pillar of transformation is the pillar of caring for others. These are simple actions – but they take on a powerful significance when they are performed out of a transformative vision for the world.
“And the maiden [Esther] pleased him, and she obtained kindness of him; and he speedily provided her with her ointments, along with her appointed rations, and with the seven maids, which were designated to be given to her out of the king’s house…” (Esther 2:9).
This Shabbat is Shabbat Parashat Zachor, the Sabbath of Remembering.
JMag’s in-house astrologer, Danielle Paige, has your monthly forecast on life, love and so much more for the month of March!
Will you be lucky in love and money this month? Or do you need to wait till April before pushing forward on any big career plans? Read this month’s Hora-Scopes and find out what’s in store for you!
One of the many engagement milestones is a photo shoot, typically with your wedding photographer, that happens at some point before you actually tie the knot. This photo shoot is helpful for both of you: the couple and your hired photographer. You may think you’re comfortable behind a camera, but remember, every photographer has a different style and method, so taking engagement photos gives you and your betrothed a sneak peak into what you can expect from your photographer on the big day. Also, your photographer will learn about how to photograph you. Let’s face it, everyone is different — different angles, features, bodies, comfort levels — and this shoot will also allow your photographer to get a feel for what methods work for capturing you at your best. I know that I would want my photographer to know my good side (right) and if I have extra chins from a weird angle (true) before the big show when the photos truly matter. Plus, whatever, it’s fun.
There is an unusual statement in the Talmud (Berachot 44b) about the therapeutic value of particular foods: “Six things provide a permanent cure for illness: cabbage, beets, an extract of sisin, the stomach of an animal, the womb of an animal and the large lobe of the liver of an animal.”