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Ilana and Bruce: “Meeting My Wife Within Five Minutes of Being on JDate…Life is Good”
August 5, 2011 – 1:00 pm
Ilana and Bruce: “Meeting My Wife Within Five Minutes of Being on JDate…Life is Good”

I look forward to beginning the next chapter of my life with my new love, Ilana, and our newly extended family.”

Shabbat Chazon
August 5, 2011 – 3:05 am
Shabbat Chazon

This Shabbat is Shabbat Chazon, the Sabbath of the Vision (prophecy), named after the opening word of the Book of Isaiah, the first 27 verses of which are read as the haftarah on the Shabbat before Tisha B’Av (the Ninth of Av).

Elisha and Eric: “We would like to thank JDate for allowing us to ‘string’ each other along.”
August 4, 2011 – 10:44 am
Elisha and Eric: “We would like to thank JDate for allowing us to ‘string’ each other along.”

“Eric was one of those guys I kept talking to on JDate but never met for ‘whatever’ reason.”

Biblical Twins
August 4, 2011 – 8:31 am
Biblical Twins

Today is “Twins Day.” Twins have long been a source of great fascination for many, as demonstrated by the vast number of studies and stories that have used twins as their subject. Twins, however, do not seem to be a subject that fascinates the Torah, but more of a parenthetical note when they occur. In fact, only two sets of Biblical twins are mentioned by name.

Yom Kippur Mass Apology Form
August 3, 2011 – 1:55 pm | 3 Comments
Yom Kippur Mass Apology Form

With [two days off of work/Rosh Hashanah] over, it’s time to look forward to Yom Kippur. And as always, that means [apologizing for stuff that isn't my fault/penance], because [God says I have to/it's always good to take stock of where things stand with our loved ones]. So I am writing to set things right with [you jerks who crowd my space/my family and friends]. Since I [can't be bothered to do this in person/couldn't reach out to all of you in time], the mass communication method seems like the [best cop-out/most practical way to go].

A Time Without
August 3, 2011 – 3:05 am
A Time Without

Death is part of life, and Jewish law provides guidelines both for dealing with death and for avoiding the spiritual diminution associated with death. When a person mourns another’s death, that person’s soul is deeply affected. During the 22 years that Jacob mourned the death of Joseph (who was not actually dead), it is said that he had no ruach hakodesh, Divine inspiration.

Coming of Age
August 2, 2011 – 3:03 am
Coming of Age

The assumption that every Jewish adult has had a Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration is presumptuous. The assumption that every Jewish adult (other than a convert) has become a Bar/Bat Mitzvah is logical. After all, becoming a Bar/Bat Mitzvah means only that a man or woman has passed the age of 13 or 12 (respectively), and is therefore recognized as having reached the age of personal religious responsibility.

Zofia and Jim: “I always hoped one day I would write this letter to JDate…”
August 1, 2011 – 11:59 am | One Comment
Zofia and Jim: “I always hoped one day I would write this letter to JDate…”

“My world was about to turn upside down because the eternal bachelor inside me was finally being kicked out to make room for the loving relationship I had always dreamed of!”

The Month of Av
August 1, 2011 – 7:15 am
The Month of Av

The months of the Jewish year are called in the Torah by number only (the first month, second month, etc.) Over time, during the exile, the months assumed the names given to them by host cultures and thus “Jewish” months as we know them today are actually Babylonian in origin. These names were so common, that 8 out of 12 are mentioned in the later books of the prophets.

This Day Is Honored
July 29, 2011 – 7:18 am
This Day Is Honored

Shabbat meals, like many aspects of Jewish life, are a beautiful synthesis of our physical and spiritual selves. Physically, we enjoy delightful feasts at which our most beautiful tableware is used and delicious foods are presented. Spiritually, we elevate ourselves through the sanctification of the day (Kiddush) and the divrei Torah (words of Torah) shared at the Shabbat table.

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