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The Food of Yom Kippur
October 2, 2014 – 12:08 am
The Food of Yom Kippur

Food on Yom Kippur? Isn’t Yom Kippur the most famous fast day on the Jewish calendar?

For The Sin We Committed
October 2, 2014 – 12:03 am
For The Sin We Committed

One of the main steps in the process of teshuva (repentance) is confessing one’s sins and verbalizing one’s errors. In so doing, a person admits committing a sin, not so much to anyone who happens to hear, but, more importantly, to one’…

“Is He Stringing Me Along? Or Does He Just Want to Go Slow?”
October 1, 2014 – 11:19 am
“Is He Stringing Me Along? Or Does He Just Want to Go Slow?”

I’ve been seeing someone; we’ve met up three times and we’ve had sex. He is very affectionate when I’ve seen him… He’s told me he likes me and wants to see me more, but some weekends I don’t hear from him at all.

Melody and Craig: “JDate was the first online dating site I ever tried.”
October 1, 2014 – 10:00 am
Melody and Craig: “JDate was the first online dating site I ever tried.”

In the first month that I signed up for JDate, I received a message from Craig; I remember being very excited because we had a lot in common.

The Five Prohibitions of Yom Kippur
October 1, 2014 – 12:08 am
The Five Prohibitions of Yom Kippur

“…on the tenth of the month, you shall afflict your souls and do no work at all…for on that day God will forgive you and cleanse you, that you may be clean from all your sins before God” (Leviticus 16:29-30).How does one “afflict one’s soul”? The o…

The Memorial Prayer
October 1, 2014 – 12:03 am
The Memorial Prayer

According to Jewish belief, when people pass away, they move on to sojourn in the “next world,” to hopefully enjoy the spiritual rewards they have earned from their good acts in “this world.”In the “next world” a soul cannot grow spirituall…

Johanna and Daniel: “In the last weeks of Johanna’s JDate subscription, she met Dan.”
September 30, 2014 – 1:56 pm
Johanna and Daniel: “In the last weeks of Johanna’s JDate subscription, she met Dan.”

In one of the very last weeks of Johanna’s JDate subscription, she started to communicate with Dan.

7 Ways to Apply Jewish New Year Principles to your Dating Life!
September 30, 2014 – 6:00 am
7 Ways to Apply Jewish New Year Principles to your Dating Life!

As we enter the Jewish New Year we can take some time to reflect on the spiritual principles of Rosh Hashanah. It can also be fun to think about how these principles might improve our …

Like the Clay in the Hand of the Potter
September 30, 2014 – 12:08 am
Like the Clay in the Hand of the Potter

One of the most metaphoric and beautiful piyuttim (poems) included in the Yom Kippur prayer service is…

Inside Prayer
September 30, 2014 – 12:03 am
Inside Prayer

Jewish prayer is a complex, multi-layered activity…

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