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Elyse and Shachar: “I am indeed very grateful for JDate.”
Elyse and Shachar: “I am indeed very grateful for JDate.”

I was never into online dating, but my friends eventually convinced me to try JDate. I signed up for a six-month package, expecting to use it for a long time because I never thought it would really work. After just two weeks, I met my future wife.

An American Poet
An American Poet

As a young man, the poet Carl Shapiro (born 1913, Baltimore – died 2000, New York City) contemplated changing his name to Karl Camden.

Karen and Perry: “I had been on and off JDate…”
Karen and Perry: “I had been on and off JDate…”

I received an email reply from Karen two months after I initially contacted her – and I was surprised. We exchanged another email and then spoke on the phone the very next day. The conversation went so well and flowed so naturally, I didn’t want to wait to meet her. So, I arranged to see Karen that very evening, even though I was attending the party of a friend.

Who Was Rabbi Akiva?
Who Was Rabbi Akiva?

Akiva ben Yosef was once an ignorant and illiterate shepherd. So poor and downtrodden a figure was Akiva that his extremely wealthy father-in-law disinherited Akiva’s wife, Rachel, for marrying him.

Bows and Arrows
Bows and Arrows

Lag Ba’omer, the 33rd day of the counting of the Omer, is a minor holiday on the Jewish calendar. Its observance commemorates the end of a tragic plague that took the lives of nearly all of Rabbi Akiva’s 24,000 students.

Cindy and David: “…by an amazing chance, David came across my JDate profile.” Cindy and David: “…by an amazing chance, David came across my JDate profile.”

We were both about to give up on online dating when, by an amazing chance, David came across my JDate profile. After a few phone calls, we decided to meet a local bar. We both knew on that first date that this was going to be something special!

Rabbi Shimon’s Favorite Tree
Rabbi Shimon’s Favorite Tree

On Lag Ba’omer, Jews around the world honor the memory of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, a student of Rabbi Akiva who delved into the esoteric meaning of the Torah.

Lag Ba’omer
Lag Ba’omer

The period of mourning* (for the 24,000 students of Rabbi Akiva who died of plague) associated with Sefirat Ha’omer is not observed on the 33rd day of the Omer, a day known as Lag Ba’omer. In Hebrew, every letter has a numerical value.

Curb Your Anger: How To Fight Fair Curb Your Anger: How To Fight Fair

Here are five major don’ts when it comes to arguing with your mate – and five resolutions for those don’ts!

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