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Traditional Jewish Views on Birth Control
March 28, 2012 – 3:05 am
Traditional Jewish Views on Birth Control

Judith, the wife of Rabbi Chiya, having suffered in consequence [of pregnancy] agonizing pains of childbirth, changed her clothes [in disguise, in order to get an unbiased answer] and appeared before [her husband] Rabbi Chiya. ‘Is a woman,’ she asked, ‘commanded to propagate the race [fulfill the mitzvah of ‘Be fruitful and multiply’]?’–‘No’, he replied. Relying on this decision, she drank a sterilizing potion (Yevamot 65b).

Hits & Mrs: First Date Jitters
March 27, 2012 – 3:33 pm
Hits & Mrs: First Date Jitters

One of the most common questions that I get asked by my clients is, “How do I overcome first date jitters?” You’ve probably heard that old saying that you can get comfortable speaking in front of a group by picturing the audience naked. Well, that doesn’t really work in this situation because if the date is a good one, you should both be picturing each other naked either way! However, there are some simple things that you can do to prepare yourself for a great first date!

The Nathan Sisters
March 27, 2012 – 3:05 am
The Nathan Sisters

The Suffragist Movement of the early twentieth century was a political cause about which many people felt strongly, either one way or the other. Maud Nathan and her sister Annie Nathan Meyer are excellent examples of this divide. Both exemplary women and activists, Maud was a leading suffragette, while Annie was known as an outspoken opponent.

Joy and Kenny: “It is because of JDate that I met the love of my life.”
March 26, 2012 – 5:25 pm | 8 Comments
Joy and Kenny: “It is because of JDate that I met the love of my life.”

Thank you JDate for bringing us together. If it can happen to us after 42 years, it can happen to anyone.

15. Creating Transformation – Empowerment in Practice
March 26, 2012 – 4:34 pm
15. Creating Transformation – Empowerment in Practice

What is empowerment? What does it mean to put it in practice? In her latest column, Miriam Mendelson shows you how the actions you take can empower those around you!

Oh My Gosh…Passover Is Coming
March 26, 2012 – 3:05 am
Oh My Gosh…Passover Is Coming

The intensive physical and emotional preparations for Passover come from one seemingly simple commandment: “Seven days you will eat only matzah, but on the first day you shall have put away chametz from your houses…” (Exodus 12:15). Therefore, by the beginning of the holiday of Passover, no chametz whatsoever may be in one’s possession.

The Perfect Email Format
March 23, 2012 – 3:12 pm | 8 Comments
The Perfect Email Format

Being that I am so successful at writing emails that capture the attention of females, people are always asking me, “What emails will get the most responses?” Or, “Is there a magic system that works every time?” The answer to this question is somewhat complicated.

Jenna and Scott: “A dream of ours is to make it on the JDate billboard…”
March 23, 2012 – 12:46 pm
Jenna and Scott: “A dream of ours is to make it on the JDate billboard…”

After talking to Scott for a week, you can imagine my mom’s surprise when I told her, “a cute boy from North Carolina is coming to Minnesota to see me!”

Kosher Cinema: April Movie Picks For JDaters®
March 23, 2012 – 12:25 pm | 5 Comments
Kosher Cinema: April Movie Picks For JDaters®

Hey again, JDaters®! Spring is in the air, and hopefully new love is blooming for some of you as well.  With Passover on the horizon, here’s your chance to enjoy a movie over the holiday weekend! See this month’s “Chosen Feature” and how the latest new releases rate on the JScale!

Parasha of the Month
March 23, 2012 – 12:05 am
Parasha of the Month

This Shabbat is Shabbat Parashat HaChodesh, the Sabbath of “The Month.”

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