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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.

Kindness Day
Kindness Day

While giving charity (tzedakah) is an act of kindness (chesed), an act of kindness is not charity.

The Quick & Easy, 150 Coffee Date Way to Lasting Jewish Love The Quick & Easy, 150 Coffee Date Way to Lasting Jewish Love

Is there a 12-step program for Jewish singles? If so, sign me up for the JDA – Jewish Date-aholics Anonymous.

The Jewish Major General
The Jewish Major General

In honor of Veteran’s Day, Jewish Treats  presents a mini-biography of Major General Julius Klein (1901-1984), who served his country in both World Wars.

Give Thanks & Heat Up Your Holidays Give Thanks & Heat Up Your Holidays

As we approach the holidays, I’m all for kicking things up a notch with swarthy red wines that turn your limbs to rubber and your face aglow.

Lighting The Way To Peace
Lighting The Way To Peace

The very last act performed before bringing Shabbat into the home is the lighting of the Shabbat candles. While this mitzvah is considered one of the three primary mitzvot of a Jewish woman, Shabbat candles may also be lit by a man.

Hand on the Bible
Hand on the Bible

The classic courtroom image portrays a witness standing in the dock, right hand raised and left hand resting gently on the Bible. The witness is then asked: “Do you solemnly swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?”

Ashley and Matan: “Matan joined JDate excitedly, with hopes of meeting his soul mate…”
Ashley and Matan: “Matan joined JDate excitedly, with hopes of meeting his soul mate…”

Ashley was a little more skeptical about joining JDate, but with the urging of her family, she finally agreed. She now believes it was one of the best decisions of her life.

Negative Nellies Need Not Apply Negative Nellies Need Not Apply

Have you ever read those online dating profiles where the person sounds intelligent and generally interesting… until that fateful last line?

Fully Present
Fully Present

In Hebrew, one word can say so much. For instance, hineni. This seemingly simple phrase is understood as a powerful statement of a person’s state of mind. Literally, it is translated: “Here I am.” It is a statement first pronounced in the Torah by Abraham, and it underscores one of the essential differences between Adam and Abraham.

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