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New Year’s Resolutions
January 5, 2012 – 6:49 pm
New Year’s Resolutions

2012 is here. As you plunge into the New Year, take this moment of surging optimism and energy to revive your spirit and discover new and better versions of what you can be.

Caryn and Scott: “I was just browsing on JDate when I came to Scott…”
January 5, 2012 – 6:05 pm | One Comment
Caryn and Scott: “I was just browsing on JDate when I came to Scott…”

One night, I was just browsing on JDate when I came to Scott. I asked myself, “What do I have to lose?” and pressed the flirt button. This was the start to the rest of our lives.

The Tenth of Tevet
January 5, 2012 – 4:05 am
The Tenth of Tevet

And it was in the ninth year of [King Zaddekiah’s] reign, in the tenth month, on the tenth (day) of the month, that Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon, came, he and all his legions, upon Jerusalem, and encamped upon it and built forts around it. And the city came under siege until the eleventh year of King Zaddekiah. On the ninth of the month [of Av] the famine was intense in the city, the people had no bread, and the city was breached. (The Second Book of Kings 25:1-4)

Jen and Brad: “They are proud to tell their friends that they met on JDate!”
January 4, 2012 – 6:12 pm | 4 Comments
Jen and Brad: “They are proud to tell their friends that they met on JDate!”

Brad had updated his JDate account to show New York as his new home and when they noticed each other online again, they both began to wonder if this friendship might now have a chance…

Chia Crusted Chicken Paillard
January 4, 2012 – 4:17 pm
Chia Crusted Chicken Paillard

I think I may be a little late jumping on the chia seed health train. I have an expensive bag of the flavorless gelatin-y seeds in my cupboard. And I have, reluctantly, gulped down a third of the bag, each time convincing myself how great I would feel and how my heart would thank me for all the Omega-3’s. Then I conveniently stuffed the bag behind a very decorative bag of some holiday festooned white chocolate and peppermint coated pretzels. Yum! Well, after polishing off the pretzels, the chia bag is again visible and mocking me. It is time to work on the recent resolution, already several days old, of trying to eat healthfully. Not so easy for a chef.

The Septuagint
January 4, 2012 – 4:00 am
The Septuagint

The Talmud (Megillah 9a-b) relates that King Ptolemy II, the Greek king who ruled Egypt, placed 72 Jewish elders into 72 separate rooms and instructed each of them (individually) to translate the Torah into Greek. Translating any text from one language…

The Hora-Scopes: Your January Forecast on Life & Love
January 3, 2012 – 7:44 pm | 4 Comments
The Hora-Scopes: Your January Forecast on Life & Love

Astrology 411: When reading your horoscope, it’s always a good idea to read your sun sign, as well as your rising sign. Your sun, moon and rising are the 3 main elements in your natal chart that are the footprints for shaping who you are. Your rising sign is the way you go about your life… it’s “how” you get to your destination. If this was a choose-your-own-adventure book, then it’s YOUR way of going about the adventure.

What will your adventure entail this month? Read the Hora-Scopes and find out!

Rachel and Eric: “JDate was the perfect forum for us…”
January 3, 2012 – 11:55 am | 3 Comments
Rachel and Eric: “JDate was the perfect forum for us…”

We never thought we would meet each other online, but JDate was the perfect forum for us and we are so grateful for giving it a chance.

6. Feeling Bad Just Isn’t Enough
December 31, 2011 – 4:53 pm | 3 Comments
6. Feeling Bad Just Isn’t Enough

If the root of all evil is the failure to consider the existence of the other; and the root of all good is the recognition of the existence of the other, the all-purpose antidote would be the attribute of empathy – right? Unfortunately, it’s not that simple.

Is There Hope That He’ll Come To His Senses?
December 30, 2011 – 1:22 pm | One Comment
Is There Hope That He’ll Come To His Senses?

When we met, sparks flew from the first moment. Neither of us have ever experienced anything like it… he said the following:

1. You are the best thing that has ever happened to me in my sober existence
2. I have never had a better time than the time we spend together
3. You have so much going for you- you’re brilliant, beautiful, and you have a great career
4. We are two halves of the same whole

Ok, so when a man feels all of these things supposedly, how could he just let me go like that?

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