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Above Scrutiny
July 18, 2014 – 12:05 am
Above Scrutiny

“The cobbler’s children have no shoes!” So declares the pithy aphorism regarding one of the ironies of life. Centuries prior to the first recording of this phrase, however, the Talmud discussed…

“What If I Want to Be ‘More Than Friends?’”
July 17, 2014 – 4:32 pm
“What If I Want to Be ‘More Than Friends?’”

A former coworker, who I was close to for two years, got a divorce six months ago… I’m definitely this guy’s girl and am really hoping for him to get it.

Hail to Brotherhood
July 17, 2014 – 12:05 am
Hail to Brotherhood

In the earliest days of humankind, a man named Cain asked God the now famous question: “Am I my brother’s keeper?” (Genesis 4:9). Cain’s question was meant to be a distraction from the inquiry into why he had murdered his brother Abel. Cain’s…

Can You Love the Same Person All Your Life?
July 16, 2014 – 10:59 am
Can You Love the Same Person All Your Life?

The divorce rate alone can make us seriously question whether or not people are capable of loving the same person for their entire life.

Allison and David: “I decided to give JDate a chance.”
July 16, 2014 – 10:09 am
Allison and David: “I decided to give JDate a chance.”

One Sunday night I signed on to my JDate account and had a note in my inbox from a guy named Dave. He looked cute and oddly familiar.

The Jews of Crete and the Purim of Candia
July 16, 2014 – 12:05 am
The Jews of Crete and the Purim of Candia

The  Jewish presence on the Island of Crete is rather ancient, with records of a Jewish community…

Marriage, Matzo Ball & Summer Camp Jokes
July 15, 2014 – 2:24 pm | 2 Comments
Marriage, Matzo Ball & Summer Camp Jokes

JDate launched a video ad campaign on Hulu and YouTube this week that will hit cable TV airwaves later this month

Carly and Mark: “It was my last week on JDate before I would have to renew…”
July 15, 2014 – 1:46 pm
Carly and Mark: “It was my last week on JDate before I would have to renew…”

It was my last week on JDate before I would have to decide if I would renew.

The Tragedy of the Idol
July 15, 2014 – 12:06 am
The Tragedy of the Idol

Ever since Moses saw the Israelites dancing around the Golden Calf and smashed the two tablets of the law, the 17th of Tammuz has been an inauspicious day for the Jewish people, a day on which numerous tragedies occurred. One of the famous tr…

The Three Weeks
July 15, 2014 – 12:03 am
The Three Weeks

“When Av enters, we must lessen our rejoicing,” declare the Talmudic sages in Ta’anit 26b.In truth, however, this period of “sadness” begins on the Fast of the 17th of Tammuz (observed today) and lasts exactly three weeks – until Tisha …

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