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The Top 10 Toughest Jewish Characters In Movies & TV
May 10, 2012 – 11:07 am | One Comment
The Top 10 Toughest Jewish Characters In Movies & TV

The media has not often portrayed Jews as tough, but in real life there are many tough living Jews as I recently wrote for JMag. However, there are many tough Jewish characters in pop culture. Read on to discover my Top 10 Toughest Jewish Characters in Movies and TV. It’s a list open for debate, but consists of no gangsters, mainstream movies with mass-market appeal, and is written by a PR agency owner, not a Rabbi.

Contrast To Last: Wine Suggestions For Your Next Date
May 10, 2012 – 10:27 am
Contrast To Last: Wine Suggestions For Your Next Date

The best part of finding someone different is the dynamic duo you create together. You’ll open each others’ eyes, teach each other something new, and, best of all, keep each other guessing.

Lag Ba’omer
May 10, 2012 – 3:05 am
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. ”Lamed” equals 30, and “Gimmel” equals 3, thus Lag (spelled “Lamed Gimmel”) Ba’omer, literally means 33 (days) in the Omer.

Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai
May 9, 2012 – 6:21 am
Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai

Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai (Rashbi), whose yahrtzeit is on Lag Ba’omer, was one the five survivors of the plague that took the lives of  24,000 of Rabbi Akiva’s students. Rashbi was a fiery and fascinating personality.

Why Didn’t My Amazing Date Ever Call?
May 9, 2012 – 6:00 am | 2 Comments
Why Didn’t My Amazing Date Ever Call?

Dear Rabbi Singer,

I recently went out on a first date that lasted till 3 am. We had soooo much to talk about and share. Now it’s 8 days later and I haven’t heard a peep from him, although I see that he’s still active on JDate. Any ideas why this happens?  I think it’s quite common.

The Hottest Date I’ve Ever Had
May 8, 2012 – 3:06 pm | 8 Comments
The Hottest Date I’ve Ever Had

The weekend had arrived, romance was in the air, and after several hard days at work, I was so in the mood for love. I was looking good, feeling good, had a wallet filled with cash, and was ready, willing and able to do anything my hot, beautiful date desired. Life was filled with sweet potential. There was just one tiny problem – I didn’t have a hot, beautiful date. Despite all the bounty on JDate, I didn’t have a date, period. I was the sequel to Sleepless in Seattle. I was Dateless in Los Angeles.

Hebrew Union College
May 8, 2012 – 3:05 am
Hebrew Union College

In honor of Jewish-American History Month, Jewish Treats presents the history of Hebrew Union College.

A Texan Heroine
May 7, 2012 – 11:48 am
A Texan Heroine

Rosanna Dyer Osterman (1809-1866) risked her life to act as a courier to the Confederate Army, after the city of Galveston, Texas, was occupied by the Union Army. From Osterman’s perspective, the Union Army were the occupiers. When she learned that the Union knew of the Confederates’ early January attack plan, she managed to get word to the Confederates so that they could attack early and retake the city.

Why Online Dating Doesn’t Just Have To Stop In Your Zip Code
May 7, 2012 – 10:55 am | One Comment
Why Online Dating Doesn’t Just Have To Stop In Your Zip Code

When I moved to Chicago, one of my biggest challenges was meeting new people who shared my similar tastes and interests. There was such a cultural divide between where I grew up and the Midwest. It’s not to say that it was a negative thing, but rather, a readjustment (I promptly picked up snowboarding in lieu of my favorite Florida pastime — surfing.)

Loni and Daniel: “I want to thank JDate for helping us find each other.”
May 7, 2012 – 9:54 am | One Comment
Loni and Daniel: “I want to thank JDate for helping us find each other.”

I want to thank JDate for helping us find each other… actually, she found me.

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