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Communicating with God
February 3, 2014 – 1:05 am
Communicating with God

There is an old joke in which the President of the United States receives an exorbitant phone bill after calling God, while the Prime Minister of Israel gets to call God as a free local call. The joke touches upon a sentiment that many feel, but about …

5 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for New Daters
January 31, 2014 – 6:00 am
5 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for New Daters

The art of enjoying Valentine’s Day as a new flame is daunting for both men and women. So put in a little work ahead of time in order to ensure you remain cool, calm and confident! To help you get started, I’ve dug up five easy, yet thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift ideas for all the new daters out there!

Leap Year
January 31, 2014 – 1:05 am
Leap Year

The Gregorian solar calendar used by the Western world, is based on the cycle of the sun. Technically, the tropical (solar) year is 365 days, 5 hours, 49 minutes and 16 seconds. Therefore, for three years the calendar is 365 days long and on the fourth…

The Idealist: Love is Like a Game of Pac-Man
January 30, 2014 – 1:13 pm | One Comment
The Idealist: Love is Like a Game of Pac-Man

Both Pac-Man and love are – at their base – highly addictive games. When you start out, having never played before, you are immediately intrigued… there are so many options… the path is yours to choose.

The Elder of Slabodka
January 29, 2014 – 11:47 pm
The Elder of Slabodka

One who chooses to study the history of the development of the twentieth century rabbinic leadership will likely come across the name “Slabodka.” The town for which the renowned yeshiva of Slabodka was named was adjacent to Kovno (Kaunus, Lithuania…

Online Dating is Like a Box of Chocolates
January 28, 2014 – 11:05 am
Online Dating is Like a Box of Chocolates

Online dating is like a box of chocolates. That may not be the direct quote from Forrest Gump, but you get the idea.  If we are honest with ourselves, at some point when presented with a box of chocolates, we have poked a hole to see the filling before eating one… or we wish we had after eating one that wasn’t so good.

Our Cherubs
January 27, 2014 – 11:18 pm
Our Cherubs

This time of year, late January, the fat little cupids that line the store aisles are frequently referred to as cherubs. There is, most certainly, a fascinating history as to how a Roman deity (Cupid) came to be called by the name of one type of melach…

Hits & Mrs: 7 Profile Changes to Make If You Want a VDay Date
January 27, 2014 – 11:44 am | One Comment
Hits & Mrs: 7 Profile Changes to Make If You Want a VDay Date

I don’t mean to scare you, but if you haven’t lined up your date for Valentine’s Day yet, time is running out. If you’re struggling to find decent prospects after the New Year’s online dating surge, don’t throw in the towel just yet… here are 7 profile changes to make in order to line up a date for Valentine’s Day!

International Holocaust Memorial Day
January 26, 2014 – 11:18 pm
International Holocaust Memorial Day

Speak of the Holocaust and the first word that many think of is Auschwitz. It was, and is, the most infamous of the concentration camps established by the Nazis. In fact, Auschwitz was not one camp, but rather several. Some sections were labor camps, o…

Come My Beloved
January 24, 2014 – 1:05 am
Come My Beloved

The Talmud (Shabbat 116a) describes how the sages would greet Shabbat: “Rabbi Chaninah would wrap himself in his cloak and say: ‘Come, let us go and greet the Shabbat Queen.’ Rabbi Yannai would don his garments and say: ‘Enter, O bride! Enter…

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