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So Trendy
January 11, 2011 – 12:02 pm
So Trendy

So cupcakes are dead and pie is the new ….well, cupcake! Kumquats are the new pomegranate and vegetables, especially root vegetables are the new meat (I called that one last year). Kale is the new hottie in the sauté pan AND the salad bowl and not eating meat once a week is all the rage.

The Eyes Have It
January 11, 2011 – 5:28 am
The Eyes Have It

January is Eye Care Month!  Close to 2,000 years ago, the importance of treating even basic eye disease was recorded in the Talmud (Shabbat 108b), where the rabbis debate what one may do to care for one’s eye on Shabbat…

Walking in a Winter Weddingland
January 10, 2011 – 3:37 pm
Walking in a Winter Weddingland

Tis the season for proposals! Maybe it’s all the celebratory time with family, the fabulous New Year’s kiss accompanied by champagne, or that romantic, hand-held skate around the ice that makes this the time of year that couples get engaged. Either way, jewelry stores are busy and the men are bending down on one knee. So if you’re a new bride-to-be, welcome! And if you are planning on a year-long engagement, well you’re looking at a winter 2011 wedding and we have some ideas to make your wedding dreams become a true winter wonderland.

Knock, Knock, Who’s There
January 10, 2011 – 4:05 am
Knock, Knock, Who’s There

It is basic courtesy to knock on a closed door and wait to be admitted by those inside. Did you know that this simple matter of etiquette was discussed by the sages and has far greater ramifications than merely being polite?

Finding LOV on Wall Street
January 7, 2011 – 11:54 am
Finding LOV on Wall Street

Spark Networks® Rings The Opening BellSM at the New York Stock Exchange CEO and Success Stories Join to Celebrate JDate®’s B’nai Mitzvah by Giving NYSE Traders The Gift of LOV On Friday, January 7,  Adam Berger, CEO of Beverly Hills, Calif.-based Spark Networks, Inc. (NYSE Amex: LOV), a leading provider of online personals services, visited the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to celebrate the B’nai Mitzvah (13th birthday) of the leading online community for Jewish singles, JDate.com. Berger was joined by several JDate success story couples, including two “JBabies:”

Kugel Konnection
January 7, 2011 – 4:05 am
Kugel Konnection

A traditional Ashkenazi Shabbat table will often be graced with at least one kugel. Whether that kugel is noodle, potato or a more modern vegetable version will depend on the chef.

Wines to Warm You Up
January 6, 2011 – 5:16 pm | 3 Comments
Wines to Warm You Up

January is upon us, and for most of the country, that means facing the daunting task of self-improvement and a mild case of mid-winter blues. Assuming sobriety is not on your list of New Year’s resolutions (and I wholeheartedly advise against it), here are a few of my suggestions for heart-, soul-, and body-warming wines to keep you in high spirits for nights that are better spent in…with someone special at your side.

Jacquie and Michael
January 6, 2011 – 3:30 pm | 7 Comments
Jacquie and Michael

…As a Rabbi, more than 50% of my weddings are because of JDate. I believe so strongly in the service you provide.”

In Flows Shevat
January 6, 2011 – 4:05 am
In Flows Shevat

Despite what one might expect, Jewish tradition does not dismiss the signs of the zodiac (Click here for a Treat on Jewish Months and the Zodiac). In fact, it is quite interesting to see how the astrological symbols relate to the actual months to which they are assigned.

Start the New Year with Sparkle
January 5, 2011 – 5:05 pm
Start the New Year with Sparkle

While New Year’s is not a Jewish holiday, I am always happy to raise a glass and join friends and loved ones in a toast. The collective hope for good health, happiness, peace and prosperity is always welcome and I do not ever hesitate to join in. This past year, especially, has been a trying one for many people throughout the world and I, for one, am happy to see the secular year of 2010 pass.

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