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The Jews of Crete and the Purim of Candia
July 16, 2014 – 12:05 am
The Jews of Crete and the Purim of Candia

The  Jewish presence on the Island of Crete is rather ancient, with records of a Jewish community…

Marriage, Matzo Ball & Summer Camp Jokes
July 15, 2014 – 2:24 pm | 2 Comments
Marriage, Matzo Ball & Summer Camp Jokes

JDate launched a video ad campaign on Hulu and YouTube this week that will hit cable TV airwaves later this month

Carly and Mark: “It was my last week on JDate before I would have to renew…”
July 15, 2014 – 1:46 pm
Carly and Mark: “It was my last week on JDate before I would have to renew…”

It was my last week on JDate before I would have to decide if I would renew.

The Tragedy of the Idol
July 15, 2014 – 12:06 am
The Tragedy of the Idol

Ever since Moses saw the Israelites dancing around the Golden Calf and smashed the two tablets of the law, the 17th of Tammuz has been an inauspicious day for the Jewish people, a day on which numerous tragedies occurred. One of the famous tr…

The Three Weeks
July 15, 2014 – 12:03 am
The Three Weeks

“When Av enters, we must lessen our rejoicing,” declare the Talmudic sages in Ta’anit 26b.In truth, however, this period of “sadness” begins on the Fast of the 17th of Tammuz (observed today) and lasts exactly three weeks – until Tisha …

Michelle and Jeremy: “…was browsing JDate and noticed Michelle, a stunning 22-year-old Texan…”
July 14, 2014 – 9:55 am | One Comment
Michelle and Jeremy: “…was browsing JDate and noticed Michelle, a stunning 22-year-old Texan…”

It all started nearly 10 years ago in early November of 2004. Jeremy, a then 26-year-old political consultant/fundraiser from the D.C. suburbs, was browsing JDate and noticed Michelle, a stunning 22-year-old Texan and recent college grad who had moved to D.C. with some friends to spend a year studying/working at the National Institute of Health before medical school.

5 Tips for Summer Date Looks
July 14, 2014 – 6:00 am
5 Tips for Summer Date Looks

It’s hot out, and when it’s hot, staying “cool” (literally and figuratively) while on a date is a must. Here’s how you do it…

The Fast of the 17th of Tammuz
July 14, 2014 – 12:05 am
The Fast of the 17th of Tammuz

Everyone knows about Yom Kippur. There are, however, several other fast days in the Jewish calendar that are not nearly as well known. Tomorrow, on July 15, the Fast of the 17th of Tammuz will be observed.As mentioned in the Talmud, five events are com…

Smashing the Tablets
July 14, 2014 – 12:03 am
Smashing the Tablets

The sages declare that five tragedies occurred on the seventeenth of Tammuz…

“Which Photo Should I Use in My Profile?”
July 11, 2014 – 10:47 am | 3 Comments
“Which Photo Should I Use in My Profile?”

I’m new to JDate and I’m not sure which photos to use in my profile, or even how many I should post. Help!

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