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The Art of The Compliment
January 24, 2011 – 4:05 am
The Art of The Compliment

“You look very nice.” “That was an excellent presentation.” “Your house is so lovely.”

Messy Mistakes Guys Should Avoid
January 21, 2011 – 3:51 pm
Messy Mistakes Guys Should Avoid

Gentlemen, did you know that January is Get Organized (GO) Month? If you are waiting for the perfect relationship to come along before you invest in your surroundings, it’s high time you clean up your act. The following cheat sheet will help you transform your pigsty into a Zen bachelor’s den.

Eliyahu Ha’Navi
January 21, 2011 – 4:00 am
Eliyahu Ha’Navi

The song Eliyahu Ha’Navi, Elijah the Prophet, is customarily sung on Motza’ay Shabbat because ultimately, Elijah will be the harbinger of the Messianic age.

Ask the Matchmaker Rabbi – Lovelorn Edition
January 20, 2011 – 3:19 pm | 3 Comments
Ask the Matchmaker Rabbi – Lovelorn Edition

Dear Matchmaker Rabbi: When I was volunteering in Israel two summers ago, I met this amazing guy. It was love at first sight. Seriously — I tried not to meet him because I knew I was already in love with him! But we did meet, and there was no escaping it. When the summer ended, I needed to return to the U.S. to finish my degree. I told him I would try to return this past summer, but it didn’t pan out due to financial issues…

5 People You Should Never Date
January 20, 2011 – 11:17 am | 8 Comments
5 People You Should Never Date

All over the world, so many people are searching for true love. Sometimes, it’s hard to find. However, just because the pickings might sometimes be slim, that doesn’t mean you should go for someone who’s …

Lisa and Jason
January 19, 2011 – 3:17 pm | 3 Comments
Lisa and Jason

Jason proposed to me on a bluff overlooking the San Diego coast. With our one big, happy family looking on, Jason’s middle brother, a rabbi, married us. It is truly Beshert.”

A Modern Sage
January 19, 2011 – 4:05 am
A Modern Sage

Medieval scholars such as Maimonides and Gersonides were famous for both their Torah scholarship as well as their scientific knowledge.

New Year for the Trees
January 18, 2011 – 6:26 pm
New Year for the Trees

Tu B’Shvat is this week and is the perfect day to reflect on how we might better take care of the earth and its resources. Though the holiday has changed throughout the centuries, Tu B’Shvat can be a day to celebrate the unique partnership between man and nature. It appears that now, more than ever, we need to be more conscious of everything we do and how it affects the planet.

More Than Just Trees
January 18, 2011 – 4:05 am
More Than Just Trees

Thousands of blue boxes and a dream that encompassed a nation…that was the foundation of the Jewish National Fund (JNF or Keren Kayemet L’Israel). Today, JNF is best known for its commitment to environmentalism and its dogged campaign to reforest the land of Israel (you know, plant a tree in honor/memory of a loved one).

The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
January 17, 2011 – 7:19 am
The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, which is famous for its month-long resistance struggle in April/May of 1943, actually began with an initial uprising on 12 Shevat 5703 (1943).

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