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Aishet Chayil and Esther
March 7, 2014 – 1:05 am
Aishet Chayil and Esther

On Friday nights it is customary to sing a selection of verses from the final chapter of the Book of Proverbs (31:10-31) known as Aishet Chayil, A Woman of Valor. At this time of year [pre-Purim], one particular Jewish heroine stands out…

The Whole Megillah
March 7, 2014 – 1:03 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…

Counting Shabbat
March 6, 2014 – 1:05 am
Counting Shabbat

“And the maiden [Esther] pleased him, and she obtained kindness of him; and he speedily provided her with…

House of Devotion
March 5, 2014 – 1:05 am
House of Devotion

It is often said that the foundation of Jewish life is the home. This statement acknowledges the vital role of the family in bringing Judaism to life. If a love and passion for Judaism is expressed in the home, most often these feelings will be transmi…

More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About Purim
March 4, 2014 – 2:57 pm
More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About Purim

It is common to greet one another on Purim in Hebrew, “Chag Purim Sameach,” which translates, “Happy Purim holiday.” It is less common to use the greeting, “Is that a Hamantashcen in your pocket, or are you happy to see me?”

Alexandra and Barry: “Thank you Jewish geography, and JDate!”
March 4, 2014 – 2:54 pm
Alexandra and Barry: “Thank you Jewish geography, and JDate!”

The funny thing is that when Alex and Barry started talking on JDate they realized they were actually friends with several of the same people (their second date was a birthday party for one of those friends).

The Reward of Honoring Shabbat
March 4, 2014 – 1:05 am
The Reward of Honoring Shabbat

According to the wisdom of the sages, there is no way to “over-spend” on Shabbat. As it is said, “One who lends to Shabbat…

Keep the Spark in Your Relationship
March 3, 2014 – 2:46 pm
Keep the Spark in Your Relationship

As important as communication is, without connection – touching, sensing, and giving what you have learned your partner needs – a relationship is less likely to be sustainable. Here are 7 ways to keep that connection strong!

Five Ways To Prepare
March 3, 2014 – 1:05 am
Five Ways To Prepare

Remember the Sabbath Day to keep it holy (Zachor et yom HaShabbat l’kadsho - Exodus 20:8). This commandment alludes to all the positive mitzvot of Shabbat, such as…

Say Goodbye to Old Clothes, Make Way for New Confidence!
February 28, 2014 – 11:13 am
Say Goodbye to Old Clothes, Make Way for New Confidence!

We are all guilty; we hold on to old, tattered, dated and faded outfits we love with the hopes of pulling them out for one more magical occasion where they could be relevant again. Let’s get rid of the old, so you can make way for some new pieces that feel great, fit great, and show the most confident you NOW.

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