Article Archive for October 2012
Deuteronomy 16:18 states: “…You shall not take a bribe, for bribery blinds the eyes of the wise and perverts just words.”
Chicago’s vibrant fall delivers nothing short of a magical experience. From trees splashed in bold oranges and reds to the abundant sunshine and fresh crisp air found on the shores of Lake Michigan, one can’t help but feel alive during Chicago’s amazing autumn months. And if you’re one of the lucky singles currently living in The Windy City, then you can be sure your love life is bound to come alive as well! There’s a reason Chicago is also called the “Heart of America.”
It is a fact of history that students have frequently been at the center of radical movements, often under the influence of a teacher or mentor. This was the case of Rabbi Yonah of Geronah, who, following the lead of his teacher Rabbi Solomon of Montpellier, passionately called for a ban on the philosophical work of Maimonides, The Guide to the Perplexed. In fact, Rabbi Yonah is generally regarded as the instigator of the 1233 Inquisitional book burning of Maimonides’ work.
I’m not arguing that Houston is the best city. I’m arguing that Houston is the best city to get a girl to like you. I am the best example of this. I finally got a girl to like me for a prolonged period of time, and if it’s not because of me, then it’s definitely the city.
Some people might find it surprising that the sages discussed certain “best practices” for getting dressed. For instance, the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch, an abridged compendium of the laws enumerated in the full Code of Jewish Law, states: “You should be careful not to put on two articles of clothing at one time, this causes forgetfulness.” (For instance, finish buttoning your shirt before putting on your pants lest you get distracted and leave the house dishevelled.)
Ahhhhh San Diego! Known as “America’s Finest City,” it’s also the best place to be single and Jewish in the country all year round. With plenty of opportunities to play and party, you can find something different to do on every date. And finding a date? There’s no better place than the city Anchorman’s Ron Burgundy calls “the whale’s vagina” because San Diego has plenty of Jewish fish in the Pacific Ocean. Add to that the burgeoning medical and technology field, and you have so many transplants that you can find someone from anywhere in the world, even a Raiders fan. And when you mix in the perfect climate, you have a JDate match made in 72-degrees-and-clear-skies heaven.
Like many of the later prophets, the Book of Zechariah has more prophecy than narrative.
Kiddush, sanctification, is the prayer said over wine through which Jews proclaim the uniqueness of Shabbat and sanctify the day. Reciting or hearing Kiddush on Shabbat is an obligation for all adult Jews. The blessing is recited while holding up the kiddush cup in one’s dominant hand. Once the blessing is concluded, the person reciting the Kiddush drinks from the wine and distributes it so that everyone present can actively participate in the mitzvah.
As the weather quickly changes from sweltering hot to a little bit chilly and the leaves on the trees in Dupont Circle start to turn various shades of orange and red, we know fall has arrived in our wonderful city. That means it’s time to make sure we have a stash of fun and romantic date ideas that take advantage of all DC has to offer. To show you why dating in the nation’s capital is a monumentally good time, I’ll break down my favorite date ideas into four categories that showcase all DC has to offer!
There’s a reason everyone’s California dreaming. From the beaches of Malibu to the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains, Los Angeles’ diverse geography makes for some seriously romantic date locales. Even more diverse than the geography, however, is the dating pool itself! From actors and TV writers to real estate execs and the finance crowd, this city is full of good-looking, successful singles. Surprisingly though, it’s the diversity of the actual date ideas themselves that make LA one of the best cities in the world for dating. To prove my point, here are five amazing date ideas that can only be pulled off in “La La Land!”