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Lessons Learned From Spending an Evening 1-on-1 with Matchmaker Janis Spindel
March 11, 2011 – 4:23 pm | One Comment
Lessons Learned From Spending an Evening 1-on-1 with Matchmaker Janis Spindel

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to spend an evening with a matchmaker and watch them work their magic in a crowd? I recently had this opportunity with matchmaker Janis Spindel in …

Emily and Dave
March 11, 2011 – 3:01 pm | 4 Comments
Emily and Dave

“The one and only thing that kept me on the site is the reminder that all I needed was one person…I just needed one spark with one guy.  So for that and so much more, I am forever grateful to JDate!”

Kale 101
March 11, 2011 – 11:48 am | One Comment
Kale 101

Kale can also be an amazing snack that must be tried to be believed. The kale becomes crispy in the oven and takes on the flavor of the olive oil. The crunch chips are addicting and really good for you.

Read At Mincha
March 11, 2011 – 8:02 am
Read At Mincha

The climax of the Shabbat morning service is the Torah reading, which is often accompanied by great ceremony and beautiful chants. It is also an “interactive” ritual, since numerous congregants are involved. In contrast to this ceremony of great fanfare is the Torah reading of Shabbat Mincha (afternoon service).

No one answers my online profile. What am I doing wrong?
March 10, 2011 – 10:51 am | 2 Comments
No one answers my online profile. What am I doing wrong?

Look at your photos as a way to communicate positive things about yourself – things like the fact you have loving family and friends, and that you are engaged in the world around you, etc. If you don’t have any pictures that do this, get your camera and a girlfriend and find a way to make some! Fortunately, in this age of digital photography, getting good post-able photos is easy to do.

Who Was Achashverosh?
March 10, 2011 – 7:25 am
Who Was Achashverosh?

“In the third year that Achashverosh, who reigned over 127 provinces from India to Ethiopia, sat on the throne in Shushan the capital…With the army of Persia and Medea…(Esther 1:1-2)

Spring Cleaning
March 9, 2011 – 1:01 pm
Spring Cleaning

The changing of the seasons brings with it change of all sorts. It’s not unlike the end of summer, when flings come to a careful close and the beginning of winter when couples spring up citywide to cuddle in the cold.

Relating to Sacrifices
March 9, 2011 – 4:05 am
Relating to Sacrifices

“Rabbi Aha said in the name of Rabbi Hanina ben Pappa that God regards the study of the laws of sacrifices equal to offering them” (Leviticus Rabbah 7:3).

Engage In A Party!
March 8, 2011 – 2:00 pm
Engage In A Party!

The absolute #1 rule of your engagement party: whoever you invite to the E-Party, must also be invited to the wedding. That means you better be sure that the engagement party peeps are going to be sticking around in your life for a long enough time so a year later you’ll still be close and want them at your most special event.

The Power of Propaganda
March 8, 2011 – 4:05 am
The Power of Propaganda

In recent weeks, several celebrities have achieved notoriety for making anti-Semitic slurs. Their slurs were far from original and, thank God, far from potent. Indeed, such attacks against the Jewish people are hardly new. Even the authors of the notorious Protocols of the Elders of Zion, however, were not original in their intentions.

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