Article Archive for Year 2012
Aly Raisman is obviously a skilled gymnast who loves to compete, but did you know she has career aspirations that don’t include gymnastics?
The U.S. men’s water polo team rallied from an early two-goal deficit to edge Romania 10-8 on Tuesday. The win means the U.S team is still unbeaten and on track to potentially win a medal at the London Olympics! And who was behind that win? Jewish goalkeeper…
Jewish swimmer Jason Lezak, a four-time Olympic gold medalist, is likely finishing out his Olympic career with a silver medal. Competing in the 2012 games, Lezak helped the American swim team qualify for the 4×100-meter freestyle relay finals on Sunday. However…
If you’re having tsuris about narrowing down and choosing a first dance song, I don’t blame you. There’s, like, a bajillion songs in the world, and agreeing on a tune that’s also “appropriate” for a wedding is super stressful.
Tonight, tens of thousands of Jews will celebrate completing their study of the Talmud. Some of the celebrants are full-time Torah scholars, others are dentists, mechanics and businesspeople. Almost all of them have been involved in the Daf Yomi, a program of studying one folio page of Talmud each day that was initiated in 1923 by Rabbi Meir Shapiro. It takes 7 ½ years to complete the Talmud’s 2711 folio pages one folio page at a time, and each Daf Yomi cycle’s completion is celebrated at a Siyyum Hashas. A siyyum is a special celebration observed upon completing any set amount of Torah study. Shas is an acronyn for the Talmud, alluding to the Shisha Sedarim, the six orders into which both the Mishna and the Talmud are divided.
Dear Rabbi Singer,
I know distance can be a barrier, but is there any trick to starting a long-distance relationship when you’ve never met in person? I’m looking to move across the country this fall and have already started searching JDate for new guys who live in my future community. How do you start a relationship online, and keep a spark until you get the chance to meet face to face?
I knew from that night on that we had something good. He said the sweetest things and made me feel really special. I will never forget our first kiss as we were waiting for the car by the valet.
Across the country, school breakfast programs are offered in order to ensure that students will be properly nourished and capable of putting forth their best efforts during their day of learning. While the origins of the often repeated statement that
Jewish gymnast Aly Raisman may be on the path to winning Olympic gold for her awe-inducing gymnastic routines, but her parents should have been given a gold medal for their performance as spectators while they watched their daughter on the uneven bars.
Now that Jewish Olympic swimmer Jason Lezak has finished his one and only Olympic event (he swam in the 4×100-meter freestyle on Sunday), he’s free to break from his Olympic diet! So, what was the first thing he ate Monday morning?