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When Should You Take Your JDate Profile Down?
May 14, 2012 – 4:16 pm | 2 Comments
When Should You Take Your JDate Profile Down?

Finally – you’ve met someone on JDate! You went on a first date, and you kind of liked each other. Then you went on a second date, and you liked each other a little more. You went on a third date, and thoughts of exclusivity started permeating your mind. So, when is it time to take down your online dating profile? Should it be after a certain number of dates? Or, after you’ve had “the talk”? Maybe it should happen after you’ve changed your Facebook® status to “in a relationship” (the tell-tale sign for younger people these days)?  Or, is unsubscribing from online dating site emails enough?

The Two Types Of Men Who Make Women Run
May 14, 2012 – 11:05 am | 3 Comments
The Two Types Of Men Who Make Women Run

Online dating has a fair share of perks. One of my favorite perks is the opportunity to talk to as many women as I can about online dating on a daily basis. What could be better, right?

Continual Presence
May 14, 2012 – 3:05 am
Continual Presence

The tumultuous record of Jewish history has led many to wonder how Jews can remain faithful to the Torah. But the very exiles and persecutions that might shake our faith are mentioned in the Torah (Leviticus 26) with a sense of inevitability: not if, but when.

Thank You, Mom
May 13, 2012 – 3:05 am
Thank You, Mom

In honor of all our favorite Jewish Mothers, we’ve decided to re-Treat this special Mother’s Day edition of Jewish Treats!

Flowers And Poems
May 11, 2012 – 3:05 am
Flowers And Poems

The tradition of Mother’s Day flowers began with Anna Jarvis, the woman who successfully petitioned Woodrow Wilson to make it into an official holiday (which he did in 1914). To honor her mother’s memory, she wore a white carnation. It became the tradition to bring one’s mother a pink carnation or, if one’s mother was no longer living, to wear a white carnation.  In time, this tradition expanded to full bouquets, cards of poetry and small gifts.

Kate and Adam: “I had no idea I would meet my Beshert after being a JDate member for less than an hour.”
May 10, 2012 – 1:31 pm | 2 Comments
Kate and Adam: “I had no idea I would meet my Beshert after being a JDate member for less than an hour.”

I had no idea I would meet my Beshert after being a JDate member for less than an hour.

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.

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