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My Chicken Doesn’t Moo
February 9, 2011 – 5:10 am
My Chicken Doesn’t Moo

Poultry has an interesting status in the world of Jewish law. It is the paradigm of rabbinic jurisdiction, underscoring the fact that the sages of the Talmud have the authority to transform halacha (Jewish law).

Reclaiming Your Inner JAP
February 8, 2011 – 2:21 pm
Reclaiming Your Inner JAP

Jewish. American. Princess. Benign as these words may be apart, together they form an unpleasant image. The American Heritage Dictionary calls JAP “offensive slang” and defines it as, “a Jewish American girl or woman regarded as being pampered or overindulged.” Urban Dictionary, an online site with reader-created definitions, is less delicate: A JAP is a “large-breasted, outwardly attractive, internally spoiled, greedy, complicated, self-righteous and obnoxiously difficult and overbearing Jewish female.”

“No More Pharaohs and No More Slaves”
February 8, 2011 – 7:18 am
“No More Pharaohs and No More Slaves”

By the mid-1800s, Jews were settled throughout the United States, and many had absorbed the local culture in which they were living. Among the Jews of the south, there were, therefore, Jewish slave-holders. And in the north, there were many Jews involved in the abolitionist movement.

Tracy and Jon
February 7, 2011 – 3:39 pm | 2 Comments
Tracy and Jon

“As soon as she rounded the corner and headed up the stairs, I saw her and a calm feeling came over me…Without JDate our love story would never exist.”

My date filmed his dying mom. Admirable – or creepy?
February 7, 2011 – 12:20 pm | 3 Comments
My date filmed his dying mom. Admirable – or creepy?

My gut reaction to the whole thing was that it was just too weird. I know you can’t change what your parents do, but you can choose not to film it! But I did really connect with the guy and one of my girlfriends thinks that I should admire the fact he was so supportive of his mother. Should I go out on another date with him?

Mid-Winter Chills?
February 7, 2011 – 12:14 pm | One Comment
Mid-Winter Chills?

Snow, sleet and ice, day and night, and the weatherman says there’s no end to this winter in sight! If these frustrating and often brutal cold snaps throughout much of North America are numbing your bones and senses, you ought to consider defrosting your engine. So hang up those mittens and try heading to one of these warm-up winter spots.

Rachel and Josh
February 4, 2011 – 1:00 pm | 3 Comments
Rachel and Josh

“You are not just a dating site for Jewish singles: You were the place where my future husband was waiting to find me. I am forever grateful for your role in bringing us together.”

Skirt Steak Sliders
February 4, 2011 – 10:49 am
Skirt Steak Sliders

Sliders or mini burgers are perfect for football’s biggest game, or anytime you want a flavorful, but not too hefty portion. I love the big juicy flavor of the spicy skirt steak but definitely want to save room for dessert.

Challah Is Taken
February 4, 2011 – 4:05 am
Challah Is Taken

The Hebrew word “challah” does not actually mean bread, but rather refers to the tithe of the bread that was given as a gift to the priests in ancient times (Numbers 15:20). Exactly when the term challah began to be applied to the bread eaten on Shabbat is unclear.

Supply List
February 3, 2011 – 4:01 am
Supply List

What do gold, silver and copper; aqua, purple and red-dyed wool; linen, goat hair, animal skins, acacia wood, olive oil, spices and gems have in common? These were the primary items that the Israelites needed to gather and donate in order to build God a sanctuary in the wilderness.

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