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Use an Interesting Picture As “Email Bait”
March 18, 2014 – 10:49 am | 2 Comments
Use an Interesting Picture As “Email Bait”

Many people have no idea what to say in an initial online dating email to show someone that they have an interest in communicating and potentially meeting.  For this reason, it’s best to give these potential suitors (or suitoresses?) one more thing to comment about.  In other words, provide them with some “email bait.”

The Left-Handed Warrior
March 18, 2014 – 12:05 am
The Left-Handed Warrior

The Book of Judges tells of the men and women who led the Children of Israel from the time of the conquest of the land of Israel by Joshua until the selection of the first king, Saul. These judges provided political acumen, guidance on Jewish law, and…

Do Opposites Attract?
March 17, 2014 – 6:00 am
Do Opposites Attract?

It is a common belief that opposites are especially attracted to each other as they can complement the other – both as a friend and lover. But is being compatible a necessary basis of a relationship, or does it lead to boredom in a relationship? Do similar people tend to get together? Or do opposites attract?

Sabbath of Remembering
March 14, 2014 – 12:05 am
Sabbath of Remembering

This Shabbat is Shabbat Parashat Zachor, the Sabbath of Remembering. The Torah portion that is read as the Maftir (additional) portion after the conclusion of the regular weekly Torah reading, commands the Jewish people to remember that…

The Whole Megillah
March 14, 2014 – 12:03 am
The Whole Megillah

Whether it’s a long-winded tale, or a story overloaded with details — it’s called a “whole megillah!” (In “the old country” they would have said “a gantse megillah!”) So what exactly is a “megillah”? Technically, a megillah is…

Six Foods to Avoid On a Date
March 13, 2014 – 9:56 am | 5 Comments
Six Foods to Avoid On a Date

Deciding what food to order on a date can be awkward. You don’t want to be high maintenance and order the most expensive thing on the menu — but you also don’t want to order something that will turn your date off. You want your match to be even more into you after the date, not feel like they never want to see you again. So for the hope of eliminating that uncomfortable moment, here are six foods to steer clear of on a date.

Hester Panim
March 13, 2014 – 12:05 am
Hester Panim

One might think that the Book of Esther is a heroic tale about Mordechai and Esther saving the Jewish people through diplomatic skill, after all God is not mentioned once in the entire text. Looking deeper, however…

Costume Time
March 13, 2014 – 12:03 am
Costume Time

Those who first hear about the custom of wearing Purim costumes might assume that the tradition began as an imitation of Halloween. Research, however, places the origin of Halloween costumes in the 18th century, while Purim disguises are…

Depart on Your Own, But Never Travel Alone!
March 12, 2014 – 2:08 pm | 2 Comments
Depart on Your Own, But Never Travel Alone!

Even if you start out traveling on your own, there is no reason why it has to stay that way!  This is where JDate steps in…

The Fast of Esther
March 12, 2014 – 12:05 am
The Fast of Esther

In commemoration of that fast, Jews around the world observe Ta’anit Esther, the Fast of Esther, on the 13th of Adar, the day before Purim.

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