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The Top 10 Toughest Jews Alive
April 18, 2012 – 4:59 pm | 4 Comments
The Top 10 Toughest Jews Alive

From Samson to Judah Maccabee, Ze’ev Jabotinsky to Hanna Senesh, there is a valiant history of tough and brave Jews who made tremendous marks on the world. While the image of a Jew has not always been that of a “tough” person, it is important that the world sees tough Jews.  Owning a PR firm, I help build brands and create personas – and as a proud traditional Jew and Zionist, approaching two important Jewish holidays – Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) and Yom HaZikaron, (Israel’s Memorial Day for its fallen soldiers), I offer this list in tribute.

Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Memorial Day
April 18, 2012 – 3:05 am
Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Memorial Day

Tomorrow, the 27th of Nisan, Jews around the world will mark Yom Ha’shoah (Officially Yom Ha’zikaron La’shoah V’ha’g’vurah, which translates to The Day of Memorial for the Holocaust and the Heroism, generally shortened to Yom Ha’shoah). In Israel, the day is marked by official ceremonies, flags at half mast and, most famously, by a siren marking a moment of silence during which traffic comes to a standstill.

Anna and Itamar: “I signed up for JDate in search of a local partner.”
April 17, 2012 – 5:03 pm | One Comment
Anna and Itamar: “I signed up for JDate in search of a local partner.”

I guess you get a lot of JDate Success Stories on a weekly basis, but hopefully ours is one of the more unusual ones.

This April, You’ve Got Options!
April 17, 2012 – 2:00 pm
This April, You’ve Got Options!

In warmer parts of the world, April is a month of culinary splendor. For those of us still under a frost advisory, (if to the locavores’ chagrin) the influences still manage to infiltrate our culinary …

The First American Jewish Poetess
April 17, 2012 – 3:05 am
The First American Jewish Poetess

When asked to name early American Jewish poets, the first name that comes to most people’s mind is Emma Lazarus. It may therefore be surprising that the first published American Jewish poetess was a woman named Penina Moise.

Rolling With The Online Dating Punches
April 16, 2012 – 12:16 pm
Rolling With The Online Dating Punches

The profile intrigues me. The woman has everything I seek – the education, the cultural interests, the open smile with a hint of sauciness (lingering, intimate weekends), a passion for Judaism. I sense a connection. I write, she responds, we meet at a café midway between our suburban homes. Sitting outside on a spring evening, time simply stops as we both wonder if this could mean something. We kiss goodbye and then write to each other later that evening. We’ll meet again. Soon.

OK, that’s the fantasy. Here’s the reality.

Masada
April 16, 2012 – 3:05 am
Masada

Although the site of the mountain fortress of Masada, the history of which was recorded by the Roman-Jewish historian Josephus, was “discovered” in 1842, the site was not excavated until the 1960s. The dig was led by Israeli Archeologist Yigael Yadin, who was joined by thousands of volunteers. Today, this incredible archeological site is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Israel.

Rebecca and Philip: “Thank you, JDate, for helping us find each other!”
April 13, 2012 – 10:35 am | 3 Comments
Rebecca and Philip: “Thank you, JDate, for helping us find each other!”

I received a message from Philip via JDate, and I was so impressed by his charm and sincerity.

Jewtopia Moves From Stage To Screen
April 12, 2012 – 2:19 pm | One Comment
Jewtopia Moves From Stage To Screen

After 1200 performances and more than a million tickets sold, the play Jewtopia is headed for the big screen. Since opening in 2003, the play went on to become the longest-running Off-Broadway comedy of all time. Now, Jewtopia will make its debut once again, this time as a film at the Newport Beach Film Festival in April.

Sandy and Barry: “Thank you JDate for finally bringing us together after 35 years.”
April 12, 2012 – 1:49 pm | 8 Comments
Sandy and Barry: “Thank you JDate for finally bringing us together after 35 years.”

Thank you JDate for finally bringing us together after 35 years.

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