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A Present is Worth a Thousand Words: What a Gift Says About Your Relationship
A Present is Worth a Thousand Words: What a Gift Says About Your Relationship

The holiday season has finally arrived, and with it comes festive parties, delicious fare and glee-filled gift-giving. Yet, while giving gifts can fill your heart with warmth and joy, it can also bring anxiety as you try to decipher what to give everyone on your list. And it only gets harder when it comes to giving a gift to a new love interest! Check out this gifting-pedia for definitions of what certain gift choices may say about your relationship…

For National Novel Writing Month: Laura Z.
For National Novel Writing Month: Laura Z.

Although three of her published novels were structured around a Jewish storyline, Laura Zametkin Hobson did not wish to be perceived as a Jewish American novelist. She saw being a writer and being a Jew as two separate aspects of her identity.Hobson, t…

Hanukkah: Five Lessons of the Holiday to Unwrap
Hanukkah: Five Lessons of the Holiday to Unwrap

The long-ago story of Hanukkah offers lessons for people of all faiths wrestling with challenges today. Here are five ideas that Hanukkah, also referred to as, The Festival of Lights, can teach us…

A-Hunting We Won’t Go A-Hunting We Won’t Go

Ah, Fall. The crisp air, the beautiful foliage and, for those who live in rural areas, the hunting season! Yes, this is the time of year when, permit in hand, hunters take to the woods for sport. The permissibility of hunting according to Jewish law is…

The Plan The Plan

As a kid, I grew up thinking my life would turn out a certain way. At 34, I thought I would be married with three kids, just like my mom and dad. I thought I would have a Jewish husband and we would have couple friends; I’d pick up their kids at soccer practice and they would pick up mine. And so the day he proposed I viewed it as part of the plan, even though I knew the relationship wouldn’t work out.

A Poet from the Ashes
A Poet from the Ashes

“There is nothing in the world for which a poet will give up writing, not even when he is a Jew and the language of his poems is German.”One can only imagine the great burden Paul Celan (born Paul Antschel) must have felt when he, a Jewish survivor of …

It’s Not a Big Chicken
It’s Not a Big Chicken

If there is one thing that is guaranteed to be in supermarkets in November, it’s turkey! In fact, many supermarkets even give them away to promote large purchases of other groceries.As you put the turkey into the oven, take a moment to think about th…

Turkey’s Pheasant Roots
Turkey’s Pheasant Roots

Of all the foods that could have become the feature food of America’s Thanksgiving feast, it seems almost poetic that it would be the turkey. When one researches this most American of birds (indigenous to North America), one finds that the turkey is…

Ways to Bring Thanksgiving into Your Life
Ways to Bring Thanksgiving into Your Life

Thanksgiving is a great holiday because it involves two of everyone’s favorite things – food and family! Sometimes we can get caught up with the hustle and bustle in life, but there are several things you can do to slow down and enjoy this fun-filled holiday. Here are five ways to bring thanksgiving into your life.

5 Reasons to be Grateful for Online Dating 5 Reasons to be Grateful for Online Dating

Thanksgiving week is finally here! That means it’s time to celebrate with friends and family, enjoy some of the best home cooking you’ll taste all year, and tell the world why you’re grateful for all of the wonderful aspects of your life. From great friends and family to a good health and an exciting career, there are so many reasons to be thankful! However, for the countless numbers of people who found love online, they have another reason to be grateful: online dating. In honor of the many JDate Success Stories who will be celebrating their first Thanksgiving together this year, here are five reasons to be grateful for online dating.

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