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Drama At The Seder
April 8, 2014 – 12:08 am
Drama At The Seder

While the basic text of the Haggadah and format of the Seder is the same around the world, each community has its own unique customs. One such custom that is pervasive throughout the Sephardi communities is…

Time of Freedom?
April 8, 2014 – 12:04 am
Time of Freedom?

The sages refer to the holiday of Passover as zman chay’roo’tay’noo, the time of our freedom. This may seem obvious, since Passover celebrates the redemption of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt. But did you know that…

Jodi and Scott: “…you may just end up meeting your best friend on JDate.”
April 7, 2014 – 9:33 am | One Comment
Jodi and Scott: “…you may just end up meeting your best friend on JDate.”

All I can say to those still looking for “The One” is don’t give up! Do not judge somebody before you actually start to talk to them, because you will not get anywhere! Give everyone a chance and you may just end up meeting your best friend on JDate, as well as some pretty terrific friends on your journey to love!

The Passover Story In Brief
April 7, 2014 – 12:08 am
The Passover Story In Brief

On Passover, we commemorate the exodus from Egyptian slavery. The following is a brief summary:Jacob’s family came to Egypt to escape a famine in Canaan. Joseph, Jacob’s son and the Viceroy to Pharaoh, settled his family in the land of Goshen, apart fr…

Cut Off
April 7, 2014 – 12:04 am
Cut Off

“…Be as scrupulous in performing a ‘minor’ mitzvah as a ‘major’ one, for you do not know the reward given for the respective mitzvot. Calculate the…reward of a sin against its cost” (Ethics of the Fathers 2:1). While we do not know the full reward …

Dipping Plagues
April 6, 2014 – 12:09 am
Dipping Plagues

On the night of the Seder, and whenever one recounts the story of the Exodus, the recitation of the 10 plagues presents a particularly dramatic moment. It is interesting to note that…

Seek The Answer
April 6, 2014 – 12:05 am
Seek The Answer

The Four Questions (Mah Nishtana - What makes it different?) is one of the most famous features of the Passover Seder. Why ask them? Well…

The Beauty of the Book
April 4, 2014 – 12:05 am
The Beauty of the Book

Illuminated manuscripts inlaid with gold leaf and spectacularly illustrated are most often associated with the Medieval church (the Gospels, Psalters, etc), where texts were generally hand-copied until…

Kitniyot and Gerbrouchts…Oh You Ashkenazim
April 4, 2014 – 12:03 am
Kitniyot and Gerbrouchts…Oh You Ashkenazim

Ashkenazi or Sephardi? Hungarian, Yekke (German), Lithuanian?At no other time on the Jewish calendar is it so important to know your ancestry as it is on Passover…

Ilana and Zac: “Zac joined JDate and was instantly drawn to Ilana.”
April 3, 2014 – 10:19 am | One Comment
Ilana and Zac: “Zac joined JDate and was instantly drawn to Ilana.”

The couple has now been happily married for over a year and they continue to fall more in love each day. They are so thankful that JDate (combined with Zac’s persistence) brought them together!

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