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A Ship’s Tale
February 2, 2011 – 5:33 am
A Ship’s Tale

Well sit right back and I’ll tell a tale…Alas, this ship’s tale is no three-hour tour, but the story of the birth of Jewish life in North America.

The Best Qualities of Successful Daters
February 1, 2011 – 11:21 am
The Best Qualities of Successful Daters

Dating may have its ups and downs, but it’s important to remember why you’re out there in the first place. If it’s love you’re after, you should spend time with someone who will give you want you want.  Remember: You deserve only the best. So what’s the most important thing to remember while you’re out meeting new people on your quest for love? Stay true to yourself!

Don’t Shame The Name
February 1, 2011 – 4:05 am
Don’t Shame The Name

The concept of “Chilul Hashem,” desecration of God’s name, is first mentioned in the Torah in Leviticus (22:32), when the Jewish people are commanded: “You shall not shame My Holy Name; and I will be sanctified amongst the people of Israel, I am God.”

The Delectable History of Jews and Chocolate
January 31, 2011 – 11:37 am
The Delectable History of Jews and Chocolate

Kugel.  Brisket.  Gefilte fish.  These are the familiar foods that are thought to make up Jewish culinary history.  But one common and much-loved food has a longstanding but little-known connection to the Jewish community.  Behold—chocolate, the forgotten Jewish food.

After a year of dating, I’m conflicted because he isn’t Jewish. Now what?
January 31, 2011 – 11:08 am | 2 Comments
After a year of dating, I’m conflicted because he isn’t Jewish. Now what?

Dear Matchmaker Rabbi:
I’ve been dating this very gorgeous and dedicated guy I’ll call Joshua for about a year, but he isn’t Jewish. I like him a lot, but I’m not sure if I should continue seeing him since I know I want to marry someone Jewish.

Susan and Michael
January 31, 2011 – 10:47 am
Susan and Michael

“Never in my life did I think I was going to meet such an incredibly sweet, romantic and beautiful man. He is my true soul mate.”

Bishop Bodo
January 31, 2011 – 4:05 am
Bishop Bodo

Some of the most interesting figures of history may be discovered in obscure historical references. For instance, few have heard of Bishop Bodo (c. 814 – 876), but his fascinating story exposes a short but unique time period in medieval history.

You Say Biscotti
January 28, 2011 – 2:41 pm | One Comment
You Say Biscotti

Mandelbrodt, or almond bread, is an Ashkenazi confection that is usually twice baked. Similar to Italian Biscotti, Mandelbread are formed into loaves, sliced and baked. To keep the Mandelbread pareve, use dark chocolate for dipping instead of white.

The Science of Attachment
January 28, 2011 – 1:02 pm
The Science of Attachment

Pretending to be busy just to play hard-to-get, showing you don’t care when you really do (Hillary’s default strategy), or trying to be someone that you’re not — can all backfire. By acting hard-to-get, when in fact what you truly crave is closeness, consistency and stability, you may end up attracting the exact person who is least likely to make you happy – someone avoidant—who doesn’t feel comfortable being close and prefers to keep you at arms length.

Instrumental Shabbat
January 28, 2011 – 4:05 am
Instrumental Shabbat

The first time a musical instrument was played to enhance a Shabbat Service was well before the Common Era. In days of yore, it was customary that the Levites would both sing and play instruments to enhance the Shabbat service in the Temple.

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