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Start Living and Stop Playing the Waiting Game
February 18, 2010 – 6:37 pm | One Comment
Start Living and Stop Playing the Waiting Game

So why do so many singles hibernate instead of motivate? Personally, I believe it boils down to fear. Too many of us are afraid to try new things on our own, break out of our comfort zones, be disappointed, rejected or looked down upon…

Throw a Purim Party that Kicks Tuchis!
February 18, 2010 – 6:31 pm
Throw a Purim Party that Kicks Tuchis!

I like hamantashen and certainly have eaten my fill of the tender, cakey treats. Don’t get me wrong. They are delicious and fun to make. But, they are safe and not at all sexy…

Purim’s Villainess
February 18, 2010 – 11:02 am
Purim’s Villainess

Anyone familiar with the basic Purim story knows that the primary enemy of the Jewish people was Haman. What most people do not realize is that there are several other “lesser” villains who played pivotal roles…

Lisa and Mark
February 17, 2010 – 11:24 am | 11 Comments
Lisa and Mark

“…we relish the opportunity to plan the next half-century of our lives together.”

The Second Temple
February 17, 2010 – 11:02 am
The Second Temple

When the Babylonians exiled the Jews and destroyed the First Temple, Jeremiah the Prophet promised that the exile would only last 70 years. The return of the Jews, however, was not a miraculous, overnight occurrence, but proceeded more like a slow…

10 Tips on How to Get a Second Date
February 16, 2010 – 11:33 am | 35 Comments
10 Tips on How to Get a Second Date

Many of you have emailed me asking why you haven’t been getting second dates. Several guys claim that the women on JDate are serial daters while others have claimed that most women aren’t interested in relationships. Before we address reasons why both of those claims are unfounded, why don’t we look at ten reasons why women might not choose to see you again after a first date…

Sara and Steve
February 16, 2010 – 11:13 am | 27 Comments
Sara and Steve

“People constantly ask us how we found each other. After telling them we met on JDate, my best friend, her aunt, and about 40 other people have signed up, hoping to find their Sara.”

Hester Panim
February 15, 2010 – 12:34 pm
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. Looking deeper, however, one is struck by the overwhelming number of “coincidences” of the right people being at the …

What’s With The Salt
February 12, 2010 – 10:30 am
What’s With The Salt

At every Shabbat meal, the blessing of Ha’mo’tzee (the blessing over bread) is recited over two complete loaves of bread. This ‘bread’ is usually the braided loaves known as challot, but any type of bread is acceptable as long as it is uncut and…

The Great Valentine’s Day Debate
February 11, 2010 – 6:27 pm | One Comment
The Great Valentine’s Day Debate

The great Valentine’s Day debate started brewing over dinner the other night. The question at issue:  Should you or should you not celebrate the holiday with someone with whom you’ve shared three dates or less and, if so, what is appropriate?

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