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Should Old Acquaintances Be Forgot?
Should Old Acquaintances Be Forgot?

“Should old acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind?” This question is posed by the classic New Year’s Eve song Auld Lang Syne.

Making Scents of Being Single Making Scents of Being Single

When a guy – let’s say me, for the sake of argument – is lacking a romantic partner, every bit of attention he gets from any woman, even a complete stranger, takes on heightened significance and pleasure.

Under Cover of Darkness
Under Cover of Darkness

Of the ten plagues that devastated the land of Egypt, the plague of darkness appears to be the most benign.

Shabbat Day Songs
Shabbat Day Songs

Zmirot are the songs that celebrate the holiness and beauty of Shabbat.

Can I Return It?
Can I Return It?

Every legal system, including halacha (Jewish law), has its letter of the law, its spirit of the law, and the gray areas in-between.

Franz Rosenzweig
Franz Rosenzweig

To students of Jewish philosophy, the works of Franz Rosenzweig are a must read.

Nittel Nacht
Nittel Nacht

Jews of the 21st century may comment, or even grumble, about the pervasiveness of Christmas in our society, but, let’s be honest, in this day and age, the effects of the holiday season are rather benign.

Digging For One’s Roots
Digging For One’s Roots

In the world of new holidays known to many only through the internet, today is “Roots Day.”

Kim and Scott: “JDate gave me the opportunity to show who I am…” Kim and Scott: “JDate gave me the opportunity to show who I am…”

JDate gave me the opportunity to show people who I am, before seeing my disability. 

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