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Is It Beshert…Or Just Shtick?
February 2, 2012 – 6:00 am | 2 Comments
Is It Beshert…Or Just Shtick?

Meet JDate’s newest Success Story, Elisa Jordana and Benjy Bronk. While Bronk is well-known for his work on The Howard Stern Show as a writer and comedian, Jordana is easily recognized by Cobra Starship fans who will remember her as the band’s former keytarist. Now, Jordana is making a new name for herself after writing the song, “Online Sweetheart,” an ode to the love she and Bronk found on JDate.

“Online Sweetheart” is garnering national attention thanks to Bronk’s connection to The Howard Stern Show. Often discussed by Stern, the video for the song has more than 60,000 hits on YouTube and was recently featured on Good Day LA. While some detractors say Jordana and Bronk are using their connection to The Howard Stern Show to further their careers and find greater fame, the two say they simply want to share a positive message about finding love.

Rabbi Eliezer Silver
February 2, 2012 – 4:05 am
Rabbi Eliezer Silver

Historians have noted the seemingly underwhelming response of the American Jewish community to the Holocaust as it unfolded in Europe. Among the few who were prominent activists was Rabbi Eliezer Silver (1882-1968).

Sara and Ezra: “We realized the true value of JDate…”
February 1, 2012 – 2:08 pm
Sara and Ezra: “We realized the true value of JDate…”

We realized the true value of JDate when we first became friends on Facebook and saw we had no friends in common.  Zero. Zilch. Gornisht.  While Ezra had more than 1,400 friends on the site, none of them were connected to Sara.  Without JDate we don’t think we would have found one another! 

What IS A Junior Bridesmaid Anyway?
February 1, 2012 – 11:41 am
What IS A Junior Bridesmaid Anyway?

Your younger, but not thaaaaat much younger cousin whose hair you used to french braid for dance class every Thursday. The cute girls down the street who considered you their favorite babysitter when they were tiny and you used to gossip with their mom after she’d come home from work. Your fiance’s only niece and the other cute girl in his life who takes him up on every offer for a piggy back ride and tea party. None of these girls are young enough to be the toddling and cute-but-clueless flower girl who walks down the aisle. But they’re also not old enough to be a bridesmaid who can do and afford all of the bridesmaid-y events. So, you have an epiphany and say to yourself, “Self! I know! [Insert Name Here] can be a JUNIOR BRIDESMAID!”

Lindsey and Daniel: “Daniel and I connected via chat on JDate…”
January 31, 2012 – 4:12 pm
Lindsey and Daniel: “Daniel and I connected via chat on JDate…”

Without JDate we don’t think we would have found one another!

10. Creating Transformation in Practice (Part 1)
January 31, 2012 – 11:05 am
10. Creating Transformation in Practice (Part 1)

Someone who lives a transformational life lives according to the idea that humanity is at heart interconnected and unified. We are all a part of one family – or on an even deeper level, different parts of a single organism. As such, we care about one another and feel a sense of responsibility for one another.

Living transformationally means that one is always aware of the status, issues and needs of everyone around you. There is no such thing as being oblivious. When walking down the street, one is aware of who is passing. When sitting in a subway car, one is always aware of who has gotten on. There is a situational awareness that is similar to that of a soldier on duty – although the mission is slightly different. One never drops this level of awareness – it becomes habitual. The universe may not ask anything of us in that moment – but if it should, will you notice? Will you be ready?

What’s in the Book- the Twelve Prophets – Micah
January 31, 2012 – 11:02 am
What’s in the Book- the Twelve Prophets – Micah

The Book of Micah contains prophecy directed at both Samaria (Israel) and Jerusalem (Judah) by the prophet Micah, who lived in Judah during the reigns of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.

How to Spot a Homing Pigeon – Part II
January 31, 2012 – 10:25 am | 6 Comments
How to Spot a Homing Pigeon – Part II

The elusive Homing Pigeon is a man who reeks of wanting to get married and can be spotted from a mile away. The Homing Pigeon is your perfect catch if you’re looking for a serious relationship.  This rare breed can be spotted by looking for the following signs: he has married siblings, is a homeowner, lives in the suburbs, has a satisfying career, is constantly talking about his nieces/nephews and he values exclusivity.

Want to learn more? Read on to determine if he’s just looking to play around, or to put a very expensive ring on your finger!

Nice Invitations
January 30, 2012 – 5:33 am
Nice Invitations

“Rabbi Meir used to say: A man should not urge his friend to dine with him when he knows that his friend will not do so. And he should not offer him many gifts when he knows that his friend will not accept them” (Chullin 94a).

Kristin and Noah: “…my JDate subscription was about to expire…”
January 27, 2012 – 3:29 pm
Kristin and Noah: “…my JDate subscription was about to expire…”

We sometimes wonder what our lives would be like if I hadn’t signed up for that second month of JDate, but fortunately for us, we’ll never have to know.

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