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Dipping Plagues
April 6, 2014 – 12:09 am
Dipping Plagues

On the night of the Seder, and whenever one recounts the story of the Exodus, the recitation of the 10 plagues presents a particularly dramatic moment. It is interesting to note that…

Seek The Answer
April 6, 2014 – 12:05 am
Seek The Answer

The Four Questions (Mah Nishtana - What makes it different?) is one of the most famous features of the Passover Seder. Why ask them? Well…

The Beauty of the Book
April 4, 2014 – 12:05 am
The Beauty of the Book

Illuminated manuscripts inlaid with gold leaf and spectacularly illustrated are most often associated with the Medieval church (the Gospels, Psalters, etc), where texts were generally hand-copied until…

Kitniyot and Gerbrouchts…Oh You Ashkenazim
April 4, 2014 – 12:03 am
Kitniyot and Gerbrouchts…Oh You Ashkenazim

Ashkenazi or Sephardi? Hungarian, Yekke (German), Lithuanian?At no other time on the Jewish calendar is it so important to know your ancestry as it is on Passover…

Ilana and Zac: “Zac joined JDate and was instantly drawn to Ilana.”
April 3, 2014 – 10:19 am | One Comment
Ilana and Zac: “Zac joined JDate and was instantly drawn to Ilana.”

The couple has now been happily married for over a year and they continue to fall more in love each day. They are so thankful that JDate (combined with Zac’s persistence) brought them together!

Seeing Through Deceptions
April 3, 2014 – 12:05 am
Seeing Through Deceptions

The Exodus from Egypt, which culminated in the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai, was a defining moment in Jewish history. Not only does the Torah narrate the events of the Exodus, but, quite a few of the mitzvot are specifically mandated with a refer…

Are Gender Roles Holding You Back From Love?
April 2, 2014 – 4:59 pm | 3 Comments
Are Gender Roles Holding You Back From Love?

Here’s a radical thought: Suppose that most of the personality characteristics associated with males and females are culturally determined, and further suppose that all the endless discussions you’ve heard about the vast differences between the sexes, are exaggerated. Assume for a moment that men and women are more alike than different.

Robin and Brian: “Robin was going to take the plunge and join JDate…”
April 2, 2014 – 11:45 am
Robin and Brian: “Robin was going to take the plunge and join JDate…”

After many failed attempts, Robin (TerpsFan01) was going to take the plunge and join JDate now that she had moved back to D.C. She had just started editing her profile again. Unlike Robin, Brian (NotJustAnotherJew) had much success on JDate with three one-year (or longer) relationships from it under his belt. 

The Cedar and the Hyssop: A Lesson In Humility
April 2, 2014 – 12:05 am
The Cedar and the Hyssop: A Lesson In Humility

One of the most challenging categories of Jewish law is the one associated with lashon harah…

Marshall and Matt: “I had been online for over a year when I spotted Matt’s headshot on JDate.”
April 1, 2014 – 10:24 am | 2 Comments
Marshall and Matt: “I had been online for over a year when I spotted Matt’s headshot on JDate.”

Matt and I had very different experiences with online dating. I had been online for over a year when I spotted Matt’s headshot on JDate. He’d been there for all of one week, but already knew a JDate Success Story as his older sister, Amanda, had met her boyfriend (now husband) on JDate.

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