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Judah, Son of Jacob
Judah, Son of Jacob

When Judah, the fourth son of Leah and Jacob, was born, Leah said, “This time let me gratefully praise God” (based on the Hebrew infinitive, l’hodot, “to praise”). Judah first demonstrated leadership when he suggested that his brothers sell J…

Myrna and Albert: “We were on JDate for about two months…”
Myrna and Albert: “We were on JDate for about two months…”

We were married in just under two years and we’re big believers in JDate. If it weren’t for JDate, I just don’t know how I would have met him.

Kosher Salt
Kosher Salt

The term “kosher” does not usually refer to a style of cuisine, but rather to food that meets the requirements of Jewish dietary laws. However, there are a few products that do use the word “kosher” as an adjective, such as kosher salt. Since s…

Rabbi Aharon Kotler
Rabbi Aharon Kotler

Rabbi Aharon Kotler, whose 50th yahrtzeit is today, arrived in the United States in 1941. The Va’ad Hatzalah brought Rabbi Kotler out of Nazi controlled Europe, where he had been a highly regarded scholar and the head of the Yeshiva in Kletsk. At the t…

The Top 10 Romantic Comedies of All Time The Top 10 Romantic Comedies of All Time

There’s nothing like watching a great romantic comedy. Whether you need some cheering up or just want to get a good laugh, these movies always seem to have a way of putting us in a good mood! While at times these films may be cheesy, they still manage to make us laugh (and that’s what matters). Read on to discover some of our favorite romantic comedies with their side-splitting and heart-warming tales.

A Treat For World Philosophy Day
A Treat For World Philosophy Day

Philosophy is defined by dictionary.com as “the rational investigation of the truths and principles of being, knowledge or conduct.” Judaism, being a religion, is a system of living according to set principles of belief. From as early as the time of th…

On Smoking
On Smoking

Today is National Smoke Out Day. Click through to learn the Jewish opinion on smoking.

Lana and Vladi: “We gave G-d a little assistance by registering on JDate.” Lana and Vladi: “We gave G-d a little assistance by registering on JDate.”

There is an old rabbinic legend in which one rabbi asks another what God has been busy doing since creating the world in six days. “God,” says the rabbi, “has been busy making matches.” Looking back now, I realize Lana and I actually gave God a little assistance by registering on JDate.

Sweet
Sweet

“There is always room for sweet things.” Although this quote comes straight from the Talmud (Megillah 7b), it is a common sentiment among many cultures. In the lifetime of Abaye, the sage quoted above, sweet things referred to treats made with honey, d…

Dealing With Online Dating Fatigue Dealing With Online Dating Fatigue

We all come to online dating with different agendas in mind. Some of us merely want to date casually, others want a busier dating life, and of course there are those looking for the whole package: marriage, kids, and everything that goes along with it.

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