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The Purim Story In Under 300 Words
February 12, 2013 – 4:05 am
The Purim Story In Under 300 Words

At the end of a 180-day feast, the King of Persia-Medea, Achashverosh, banished (some say executed) his wife, Vashti, for refusing to appear at his banquet. He then staged an elaborate beauty contest to find a new queen.

How To Be The Kind Of Person You Want To Date
February 11, 2013 – 3:30 pm | 2 Comments
How To Be The Kind Of Person You Want To Date

We spend ample time dreaming up our perfect mate to fit into our almost perfect world, but when it comes down to it, do we stop to think about what we really have to offer?

When Adar Begins
February 11, 2013 – 4:05 am
When Adar Begins

The month of Adar, the twelfth month of the Jewish calendar year, begins today. The Talmud (Ta’anith 29a) states:“Mee’sheh’nichnas Adar, marbin b’simchah,” With the beginning of Adar, rejoicing is increased.

Life After Divorce: 5 Tips For A Happier Valentine’s Day
February 8, 2013 – 7:15 am | One Comment
Life After Divorce: 5 Tips For A Happier Valentine’s Day

But listen up, ladies: divorce does not mean your dating life is ANY DIFFERENT than the dating life of any other single woman!

Just A Half Shekel
February 8, 2013 – 4:05 am
Just A Half Shekel

This Shabbat is Shabbat Shekalim, the Sabbath of Shekels. The Torah portion that speaks of Shekalim (Exodus 30:11-16) is read as the Maftir portion after the regular weekly Torah reading has concluded. It refers to God’s c…

Show, Don’t Tell: How To Make Your Online Dating Profile Read-Worthy!
February 7, 2013 – 4:08 pm | 3 Comments
Show, Don’t Tell: How To Make Your Online Dating Profile Read-Worthy!

When you craft your online dating profile, instead of telling people who you are, show them.

What’s in the Book – Malachi
February 7, 2013 – 4:05 am
What’s in the Book – Malachi

The Book of Malachi is the last of the Twelve Prophets, and there is no reference to its historical period in the text other than the fact that sacrifices are once again being offered in the Temple.

Jessica and Steve: “Without JDate, I would never have met the love of my life!”
February 6, 2013 – 4:15 pm | 2 Comments
Jessica and Steve: “Without JDate, I would never have met the love of my life!”

Neither of us can remember who sent the first JDate message (we both swear it was the other). After messaging back and forth for a bit, one night we finally started IM’ing on JDate. We talked for so long that night that my computer started to die, so I suggested we take our conversation to text message.

The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Survival Guide For Men
February 6, 2013 – 12:39 pm | One Comment
The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Survival Guide For Men

Depending on your situation and outlook, the best/worst day of the year is rapidly approaching. In case you forgot, February 14th is the day we celebrate St. Valentine.  I don’t think neglecting the holiday and telling your girlfriend that you decline to celebrate by passing it off as a Christian holiday is going to fly with most American women! No matter what your current dating situation, I’ve included some tips for making the most of Valentine’s Day!

Waiting For Ice Cream
February 6, 2013 – 4:05 am
Waiting For Ice Cream

According to the Talmudic sage Mar Ukva, his father waited an entire day between eating meat and eating dairy in order to avoid transgressing the prohibition of eating milk and meat together.

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