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What Your Job Says About Your Dating Style
April 1, 2010 – 3:10 pm | 9 Comments
What Your Job Says About Your Dating Style

We’ve all spent a few years dating, and most likely we’ve dated people in an assortment of careers. In bigger cities, the variety of jobs is staggering – you can bump into equity analysts, yoga teachers, government policy experts, medical researchers, media mavens and freelancers of all types and stripes. So, it got me thinking, is there a correlation between your dating style and your chosen profession? Here are a few observations…

Herbed Roasted Chicken with Quinoa-Mushroom Pilaf
April 1, 2010 – 2:59 pm | One Comment
Herbed Roasted Chicken with Quinoa-Mushroom Pilaf

Sometimes you just need a really good piece of chicken. The fresh herbs and citrus bring out the best in chicken. I love the aroma that this chicken adds to the house when it is roasting. It is perfect for Shabbat dinner as well as a weekday meal.

The Passover Story in Brief
April 1, 2010 – 10:00 am | One Comment
The Passover Story in Brief

On Passover, we commemorate the Exodus from Egyptian slavery. The following is a brief summary…

“Notes from the Tribe” Presents: JDate
March 31, 2010 – 4:49 pm | One Comment
“Notes from the Tribe” Presents: JDate

An epiphany is defined as a moment of realization. Mine came whilst urinating in front of two dancing Hassidic Jews at a shivah minyan.

How to Find Love Online
March 30, 2010 – 10:26 am | 26 Comments
How to Find Love Online

“Red rover, Red rover. Would Jewish women 25-35 who like baseball and don’t smoke come over?” Of course, to find exactly what you’re looking for, you have to be honest. Yes, that’s right – you’re not perfect for everyone. I know it’s a terrible thing to realize. I’ll give you a minute to recover.

Can You Count To 49?
March 29, 2010 – 10:03 am
Can You Count To 49?

There is a Biblical commandment (Leviticus 23:15) to count the 49 days that immediately follow the first night of Passover and, on the 50th night, to celebrate the holiday of Shavuot. This period of time is called Sefirat Ha’omer, the Counting of the Omer, because the counting begins on the night before the barley offering (omer) was brought to the Temple, which was on the second day of Passover…

Fast of the Firstborn
March 26, 2010 – 10:03 am
Fast of the Firstborn

There has always been a lot of pressure on firstborn children, as they were often expected to care for the family property or business in order to ensure stability within the community. Even in modern society, the firstborn usually receives the most attention, the most responsibility and the most mistakes…

Taste Test Your Way to True Love
March 25, 2010 – 6:02 pm | 3 Comments
Taste Test Your Way to True Love

Imagine people were like ice cream and you could taste test every flavor (without packing on a pound) until you found the one you liked the best? In her new book, “MENu Dating: Taste Test Your Way to the Main Course,” author Tristan Coopersmith posits that finding love is a lot like test-driving lots of new product. Now she shares her smart and sassy insights with JDate.com readers, courtesy of SingleEdition.com.

Charoset Tasting
March 25, 2010 – 5:54 pm
Charoset Tasting

The seder is the highlight of the Passover holiday. The dramatic retelling of the Jews’ exodus from Egypt is punctuated with foodstuffs that symbolize events and stir our emotions. Charoset symbolizes the mortar that the Jews used to cement the bricks. It is eaten in combination with the maror or bitter horseradish to remind us of the sweetness of life, even in bitter times.

Miriam
March 25, 2010 – 10:03 am
Miriam

From a young age, the Biblical Miriam was noted for her prophetic voice, declaring that her mother would bear a son who would redeem the Children of Israel (Talmud Megillah 14a). In fact, the Midrash tells us that, after Pharaoh decreed that all male babies be thrown into the Nile, Miriam s parents, Amram and Yocheved, divorced, leading other Israelites to divorce as well…

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