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Jessica and Cory
December 1, 2010 – 3:48 pm | 2 Comments
Jessica and Cory

Because of my past history…I didn’t have much hope for meeting “The One” this time around.  Much to my surprise, fate had other ideas and meeting Cory only took three weeks!”

8 Fun and Flirty Ways to Celebrate Hanukkah
December 1, 2010 – 1:15 pm | One Comment
8 Fun and Flirty Ways to Celebrate Hanukkah

You probably hear over and over again that online dating is a numbers game. Perhaps you wonder, “When will it be my turn?” As singles looking for love online, you know that first impressions are everything. So without further adieu, I wish you all a very festive holiday season. Here are eight ways to enjoy the holiday. So don’t be blue and let’s get started.

Rock Of Ages
December 1, 2010 – 4:05 am
Rock Of Ages

“Rock of Ages let our song / Praise thy saving power / Thou amidst the raging foes / Wast our sheltering tower….” This is the first verse of Maoz Tzur as translated, loosely from the original Hebrew, by Marcus Jastrow and Gustav Gottheil in the late 1800s.

Surprise! They’re Jewish.
November 30, 2010 – 10:19 am
Surprise! They’re Jewish.

Last week, we looked at famous people often misidentified as Jews.  Due to either a self-serving bias or a buy-in to modern Jewish stereotypes, we claim the likes of Stephen Colbert and Joy Behar as co-religionists.  In the same vein, we are often surprised when we find out that famous people who lack that Jewish je ne sais quoi are, in fact, members of the tribe.  These are the top celebrities that, believe it or not, are actually Jewish.

Chanukah-What’s The Mitzvah?
November 29, 2010 – 4:05 am | One Comment
Chanukah-What’s The Mitzvah?

Here’s a quiz:
What is the primary mitzvah of Chanukah?

Stacia and Daniel
November 24, 2010 – 2:08 pm | 2 Comments
Stacia and Daniel

Half way through the date, Daniel asked me out on a second date! Ever since, it seems we have been inseparable. We are both exactly what the other person was looking for.”

Truth Is Often Sadder
November 24, 2010 – 4:05 am
Truth Is Often Sadder

The Torah is filled with stories of people’s lives. Some of these stories are uplifting and inspirational, others are depressing and tragic. Of all the Biblical biographies, that of King David is certainly one of the most riveting. His life is full of adventure, danger and romance. His family life, however, was filled with pain and tragedy, none greater than the tragedy of Amnon and Tamar.

The Wedding Olympics: The Shabbat Event
November 23, 2010 – 3:16 pm
The Wedding Olympics: The Shabbat Event

I may have mentioned before that I refer to the wedding weekend as the Wedding Olympics. Instead of star athletes, there’s a star couple! There’s a lot of promotion that goes into it for months prior (the real Olympics has a theme song. Do you?) People travel to be there and set up camps in Wedding Olympics Village, otherwise known as “hotel blocks for the X wedding.” Nikes and leotards are traded in for tuxes and dresses, but there still seems to be a costume or uniform, of sorts. Oh, and the bride and groom get a prize instead of medals; they get each other! And there are so many events!

Forget Custer
November 23, 2010 – 4:04 am
Forget Custer

Hungarian immigrant and apprentice cigar maker, Sigmund Shlesinger (1848-1928) probably never expected to become a frontiersman.

Why, That’s Not a Jew!
November 22, 2010 – 1:51 pm | One Comment
Why, That’s Not a Jew!

Maybe because it fuels some tribal connection, maybe because it makes us proud by association, or maybe because it’s just fun to gossip, Jews love talking about whom else is Jewish.  Claiming an accomplished celebrity, humanitarian, or entrepreneur as one of our own is as stereotypical a Jewish pastime as eating bagels or nagging.  But even the most adept purveyors of Jewish tidbits can get things wrong on occasion.  Below are eight celebrities who are regularly misidentified as Jews.

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