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Inauguration Time
April 5, 2011 – 7:05 am
Inauguration Time

Imagine…
Place: In the Wilderness
Who: The Children of Israel
When: Almost a year after leaving Egypt

Oh My Gosh…Passover Is Coming
April 4, 2011 – 3:05 am
Oh My Gosh…Passover Is Coming

The intensive physical and emotional preparations for Passover come from one seemingly simple commandment: “Seven days you will eat only matzah, but on the first day you shall have put away chametz from your houses…” (Exodus 12:15). Therefore, by the beginning of the holiday of Passover, no chametz whatsoever may be in one’s possession.

Is it just me, or do men never write back?
April 1, 2011 – 9:30 am | 5 Comments
Is it just me, or do men never write back?

Is it ridiculous? Of course. It is maddening and counterproductive in a dating platform whose sole purpose is to help people find their love match? Absolutely. But how else can you explain the fact that for every 10 men I wrote online, I was lucky if one wrote me back too? (And I, like you, had no shortage of compliments and kudos by people who knew me.) Unfortunately, I imagine this kind of old-fashioned thinking is even more prevalent among men in your age group than it was in mine.

Jokes On Us
April 1, 2011 – 8:38 am | One Comment
Jokes On Us

“Knock. Knock”
“Who’s There?”
“Jewish”
“Jewish Who?”
“Jewish Treats”….Ok, not so funny, but, when you get to the bottom of it, April Fools Day (or All Fools Day) is hardly a Jewish holiday.

STILL HOT, WHY NOT?
March 31, 2011 – 11:17 am | 44 Comments
STILL HOT, WHY NOT?

Now, I can hear my brave and  bold sisters asking “Why didn’t you ask him out, we don’t have to wait…” This deserves its own column but, truth be told, I did ask to see him.  Twice.  That’s my limit, girlfriends.  Both times, he had 100% valid reasons that he couldn’t make the date; and both times, he did not come back with an alternate proposal.

Parasha of the Month
March 31, 2011 – 3:05 am
Parasha of the Month

This Shabbat is Shabbat Parashat HaChodesh, the Sabbath of “The Month.”

In Honor of Doctor’s Day
March 30, 2011 – 6:19 am | One Comment
In Honor of Doctor’s Day

If you enjoy television medical dramas, then you probably have certain pre-conceived notions about doctors. After all, we see the doctors on television far more often than we see our own medical practitioners. It is interesting, then, how many television doctors, like the currently popular Dr. House, often appear to have what people call a “God complex.”

Simple Rules to Surviving Single in an Office with Unfair Politics
March 29, 2011 – 11:29 am
Simple Rules to Surviving Single in an Office with Unfair Politics

“My job is my life.” Sound familiar? So how do you handle the fact that the workplace is a less friendly place for singles? Take a minute to consider these facts: More than 25% of Americans work for an employer that offers family and domestic partner benefits; 51% percent of Fortune 500 companies offer family and domestic partner health benefits, as do 80% of the Fortune 50. (Human Rights Campaign. “State of the Workplace”: 2006).

A Spiritual Diagnosis
March 29, 2011 – 7:00 am
A Spiritual Diagnosis

Common wisdom, and often specific regulations, discourage doctors from diagnosing or healing their own close family members. In such cases, the necessary objectivity is often missing.

(Alleged) Jewish Conspiracies We Have Known
March 28, 2011 – 11:23 am | One Comment
(Alleged) Jewish Conspiracies We Have Known

World domination, war-mongering and brainwashing through psychoanalysis; it’s all in a day’s work for Jews, who have long been the subjects of conspiracy theories and vicious rumors. Here are eight of the most persistent and pernicious.

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