Article Archive for July 2012
One of the most repeated instructions in the Torah is that judges must do everything possible to provide equitable justice. In Deuteronomy 1, Moses reiterated this point once again, saying: “And I charged your judges at that time, saying: ‘Hear the causes between your brethren, and judge righteously between a man and his brother, and the stranger that is with him. You shall not respect persons in judgment; you shall hear the small and the great alike; you shall not be afraid of the face of any person…’” (Deuteronomy 1:16-17).
Swimmer Garrett Weber-Gale made his Olympic debut in 2008, where he won a pair of relay gold medals. At just 26-years-old, this Jewish athlete will return to the Olympics yet again in 2012.
Hey baby, what’s your sign? Whether you’re confused by your dramatic, but oh-so-dreamy- Pisces Partner, or wondering if your new Libra lover will ever be ready to commit, we can all find the fun in a little starry-eye advice from time to time. Yes, I’m talking about astrological love advice. Check out your love interest’s sun sign below and get a peek into your cosmic connection! But please, don’t take me (or yourself) too seriously! This is simply a pop version of the very complicated science of astrology. Now, on to some starry-eyed shenanigans…
Since its first official overseas program in 1955, the Hebrew University in Jerusalem has attracted hundreds of young Jewish adults from both North America and Europe. Hebrew University is the oldest institute of higher learning in Israel and predates the State by several decades.
Behavioral therapy starts with just one step, followed by many repeats. Substitute your unwanted, self-destructive dating or love habits with behaviors that will work for you.
Known as “one of the best goalkeepers in the world,” Merrill Moses is the standout goalie for the US Olympic Water Polo Team. This skilled Jewish athlete leads by example, and his vocal chords! He’s constantly directing his teammates from his spot in front of the net by shouting, screaming and hollering as loud as he can.
In Genesis 32, Jacob wrestled with an angel and emerged as Israel, “He who struggles.” In the 20th-21st century, Western Jews spend a great amount of energy wrestling with the world of tradition and the demands of the modern world. Few writers have portrayed this inner conflict of the American Jewish community as engagingly as Chaim Potok (1929-2002), a man who lived this struggle himself.
At age 5, Jason Lezak joined the Irvine, California Novaquatics swim team and has never left. In fact, he still trains and lives in Southern California today! This 36-year-old Jewish athlete been to the Olympic Games three times since 2000 and will return to London to compete in the Olympics for the fourth time this summer.
A Boston-born gymnast, a sprinter from Australia and a sailor from New Zealand meet at a synagogue. While that could be the start of a joke, it could also actually happen with so many Jewish athletes competing in the 2012 London Olympics this July.
As somewhat of an expert when it comes to deciphering online profiles (yup, I can tell which guy will arrive late and expect to split the bill and which girl has very few interests outside of herself), here are a few tips to help you. And, some of these even apply to real-life dating!