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Watch Your Words
May 8, 2014 – 12:05 am
Watch Your Words

The Mishna Pirkei Avot (Ethics of the Fathers) is filled with wise advice and insightful statements. Among those of the first chapter is a fascinating instruction given by Avtalion, a first century B.C.E. rabbi. He said: “Sages, be careful with your …

They Came to Texas
May 7, 2014 – 12:05 am
They Came to Texas

From the annals of history, we are often left with the mistaken impression that all Jewish immigrants to the United States in the early twentieth century arrived through Ellis Island…

Her Ex Is Still in the Picture!
May 6, 2014 – 10:00 am
Her Ex Is Still in the Picture!

The person I’m seeing only split up with her ex about three months ago. She said she’s not ready for a full-on relationship, which to that I said, “I’m willing to take it at whatever pace you are happy with.” After all, I really like her and we enjoy spending time together. The only other issue is she still talks and sees her ex as friends!

Flag of Israel
May 6, 2014 – 12:05 am
Flag of Israel

The Israeli flag was specifically designed with stripes to recall the image of a tallit - the Jewish prayer shawl. Its top and bottom blue stripes are reminiscent of the sky and the sea. While some tallit (tallitot) have blue stripe…

The Day The State of Israel Was Born
May 6, 2014 – 12:02 am
The Day The State of Israel Was Born

On the fifth day of the Hebrew month of Iyar, in the year 5708, corresponding to May 14, 1948, the State of Israel was born. On that day…

5 Lessons Only a JMom Could Teach
May 5, 2014 – 6:00 am
5 Lessons Only a JMom Could Teach

You might think you know what it means to have a Jewish mom. Your mom might worry about your career options, panic over your single status, and send you daily emails, reminding you ever so gently to “FRIEND SHEILA MYERSON’S SON ON FACEBOOK RIGHT NOW!!! He just got a PhD in astrophysics and I know you like outer space too!!! Friend him!!!”

Heroes of Israel
May 5, 2014 – 12:05 am
Heroes of Israel

In most countries today, the traditional means of honoring military heroes is through the awarding of medals. In 1948, as the fledgling State of Israel fought for its very survival, there were numerous occurrences of…

The State of Israel’s Independence
May 5, 2014 – 12:03 am
The State of Israel’s Independence

The State of Israel’s independence, as well as its continued survival, is a modern day miracle…

Claire and Guy: “It was two years ago when Claire came across Guy’s JDate profile…”
May 2, 2014 – 2:03 pm
Claire and Guy: “It was two years ago when Claire came across Guy’s JDate profile…”

It was two years ago toward the end of April when Claire came across Guy’s JDate profile and thought he was cute. She messaged him, thinking what have I got to lose? Another bad date? :)

Mother’s Day Gift Guide
May 2, 2014 – 9:00 am
Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mothers are the real gifts in our lives, but it’s common to freeze with fright when it comes time to find a Mother’s Day gift each year! Here are five fantastic gift ideas that will wow, surprise, delight, and maybe even make Mom tear up.

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