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The Second Commandment
May 11, 2015 – 12:05 am
The Second Commandment

You shall have no other gods before Me. You shall not make for yourself a graven image, nor any manner of…

Why Honoring Your Parents is About Much More than the Parents
May 8, 2015 – 12:05 am
Why Honoring Your Parents is About Much More than the Parents

At one point or another, almost every parent (religious or not) quotes the Ten Commandments to…

A Period of Mourning
May 7, 2015 – 12:08 am
A Period of Mourning

The period of mourning* (for the 24,000 students of Rabbi Akiva who died of plague) associated with…

Who Was Rabbi Akiva?
May 7, 2015 – 12:05 am
Who Was Rabbi Akiva?

Akiva ben Yosef was once an ignorant and illiterate shepherd. So poor and downtrodden a figure was Akiva…

10 Phrases You Should Delete from Your JDate Profile
May 6, 2015 – 1:59 pm | 18 Comments
10 Phrases You Should Delete from Your JDate Profile

Considering that it’s impossible for any of us to be exact physical replicas, why is it that every profile seems to use the same clichés as the last one? Here are the Top 10 Phrases You Should Delete from Your Online Dating Profile…

Rabbi Shimon’s Favorite Tree
May 6, 2015 – 12:08 am
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…

Kabbalah and The Divine
May 6, 2015 – 12:05 am
Kabbalah and The Divine

While the study of Kabbalah (Jewish mysticism) has always been a part of Torah study, it only gained public prominence in…

Moving Plans
May 5, 2015 – 12:05 am
Moving Plans

It is not uncommon to picture the era of the rabbis of the Talmud as a world in which the vast majority of Jews still…

Top 20 Most Common Profile Clichés
May 4, 2015 – 1:33 pm
Top 20 Most Common Profile Clichés

Millions of people around the world have summarized their characters, likes and dislikes in just a few lines, but some descriptions are recycled time and time again…

The First Jew in the Colonies
May 4, 2015 – 12:05 am
The First Jew in the Colonies

When does American Jewish history begin? Some would say that it begins in 1492, when Columbus…

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