Article Archive for July 2012
Alexander is certainly not the type of name one typically thinks of as a traditional Jewish name. It may surprise you to learn that the name originated as a way of honoring none other than Alexander the Great.
There is a standard recipe for most dates when you meet someone online. First, you get a phone number. Second, you make the call. Third, you set up a casual first date. While some of us tend to get creative with our first date plans, most of us opt for something easier like meeting for drinks which is a smart and effective way to meet someone new for the first time. The great thing about meeting for drinks is that it won’t cost you much, it allows you to relax when you may otherwise feel nervous, and it typically doesn’t come with much implied pressure. With that said, you still need to be careful when it comes to choosing the right location for this date idea.
For those who suffer the loss of a close relative, Jewish tradition provides a distinctive mourning ritual, the most prominent aspect of which is shiva, the seven days of mourning. Mourners, however, only begin sitting shiva after their deceased family member has been buried. And while it is considered best if burial takes place as close to the time of death as possible, there are reasons for which burial might be delayed. In this interim time period between death and burial, mourners enter an in-between state known as aninut (the mourner is known as an onen).
Julie Zetlin is the only American rhythmic gymnast making the trip to the London Olympic Games. Zetlin, who is Jewish, will be the first American rhythmic gymnast to compete at the Olympics since 2004. In 2011, she won the all-around championship titles at the Pan American Games and Rhythmic Challenge competitions. Her biggest achievement was…
Aly Raisman is a 2011 world team champion gymnast who will make her Olympics debut in London. She discovered gymnastics at age two when her mother enrolled her in a “Mommy and Me” class and she hasn’t quit since. Fresh from the Olympic trials, where she qualified for the U.S. Women’s team, the Jewish 18-year-old is now…
Most women fear divorce more than anything, but what if divorce isn’t even in the cards because your new beau wouldn’t ever dream of getting married? If you’re like every other marriage-minded woman, you’re tired of being single and you’re looking for love. It’s thrilling to want to jump into a relationship with a new man, but make sure you don’t get stuck with a man who will NEVER put a ring on your finger! Here’s how to spot these pesky time-wasting bachelors, the men who don’t want to give up the single life.
When an important decision needs to be made, people often consider the consequences of their decisions taking into consideration, of course, the near future and the long term goals. Once the decision is made, however, it is almost always impossible to know the long term implications of even the simplest of choices.
As the 2012 London Games fast approach, it’s time to take stock of the top Jewish talent who hope to take home Olympic gold! America has no shortage of skilled athletes from gymnast Aly Raisman to swimmer Jason Lezak, and JMag will be bringing you the latest news and updates on all of these record-breaking athletes. Check in daily to see what’s happening in the world of Jewish Olympic gold and glory!
Some might say I’m an impulsive person. I get an idea, and I act on it. Case in point: Quitting my former job and starting A Little Nudge. (Perhaps that was more of a well-researched impulsion!) Basically, when I want something, I go for it. And yet, I’ve learned that in dating, slow and steady wins the race.
Ever feel nervous just before the start of a trip? Ever have sleepless nights before boarding an airplane? Perhaps these hesitations connect back to a time when travel, whether by road or sea, was particularly perilous. Today, traveling is so common that we often think nothing of it, even if there are modern dangers.