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Frankfurt on the Hudson
Frankfurt on the Hudson

Rabbi Joseph Breuer (1882 – 1980) was 57 years old when he and his family arrived in New York City from Europe. It was 1939, and the grandson of Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch immediately set about rebuilding the German Jewish community in New York City.

How Pharaoh Forgot
How Pharaoh Forgot

The Pharaoh of the Exodus was a cold-hearted man whose fear of losing power to the growing minority of the Israelites led him to enslave them.

This New Year, Forget Resolutions – Set Intentions!
This New Year, Forget Resolutions – Set Intentions!

Why do you make New Year’s resolutions?  Is it because the “Old Year’s” resolutions went so well that you are now piling on more?  I’m guessing your answer is no! Maybe you’re just repeating exactly what you did last year. If so, I’ve got a better way to improve your life!

The Hora-Scopes: Your January Forecast On Life & Love
The Hora-Scopes: Your January Forecast On Life & Love

Check out your January Hora-Scope to see what the month has in store for you!

Alissa and Kenny: “They met through JDate in May…” Alissa and Kenny: “They met through JDate in May…”

Kenny and Alissa have become best friends and are true soul mates. They complement each other and balance each other out. They have experienced so much together and all that matters to them is that they are beside each other during all of the good times — and the bad times. Together they have even creating a small vegan ice cream company called Alissa’s Treats!

Duties of the Heart
Duties of the Heart

The concept of “being spiritual” is often assumed to be a fairly recent one, resulting, perhaps, from the enlightenment’s deconstruction of organized religion.  The idea of spirituality – how to create, live and grow in a relationship with t…

Can JDate Help Me Find My Modern Orthodox Beshert? Can JDate Help Me Find My Modern Orthodox Beshert?

Dear Rachel,

It seems most of my matches on JDate are culturally Jewish, not practicing members. I am Modern Orthodox and am looking for someone with shared values and practices. Can I find a like-minded man on JDate?

Jessica and Elliot: “She was not willing to give up and signed back on to JDate…” Jessica and Elliot: “She was not willing to give up and signed back on to JDate…”

Both of them feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to have met and fallen in love. It never would have happened if they hadn’t logged on to JDate all of those years ago. It’s worth taking the chance and seeing who is out there. You never know when you’re going to meet the love of your life.

The Truth About Gefilte Fish
The Truth About Gefilte Fish

There is a little known secret that, hidden in what was once the Russian Pale of Settlement (basically Belarus and Eastern Poland), there is a deep, fresh water lake stocked with the unique fish called gefilte… Just kidding. But it is true that gefil…

Karina and Andy: “I came across a beautiful girl’s profile on JDate.” Karina and Andy: “I came across a beautiful girl’s profile on JDate.”

Neither of us could have expected that an ambitious, career-focused woman would ask out a onesie-wearing “class clown” on a date, and that our date would end in the worst first and second kiss in JDate history, and that horrible mess would be the first date memory for a couple who goes on to get married! We’re just hoping we don’t screw up the kiss under the Chuppah.

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