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Hail the Accuser
January 12, 2014 – 11:58 pm
Hail the Accuser

In the era of social media, it is an almost everyday occurrence to be asked to sign a petition or to “like” a cause. When Emile Zola, the celebrated French novelist, published J’Accuse on January 13, 1898, he could only hope that his essay would gain popularity and stir a response from the masses. He had no idea of the impact it would have on his own life.

After 2.5 Years, He Won’t Say I Love You
January 10, 2014 – 10:47 am | 4 Comments
After 2.5 Years, He Won’t Say I Love You

I have been in a relationship with this guy for 2 ½ years and he has yet to tell me he loves me. We don’t live together, and sometimes we will go days without talking to each other unless I either call or text him first. Recently, I haven’t been going to his house to see if he would come to me and that is not working. I also have a 3-year-old that is not biologically his, but he says that he loves her. I don’t know what to do…

The Shabbat of Song
January 10, 2014 – 1:05 am
The Shabbat of Song

Music speaks to the heart, and, not surprisingly, the heart often speaks through music. Thus, when the Israelites crossed the Sea of Reeds (aka the Red Sea) and witnessed the destruction of the pursuing Egyptian army, they burst into spontaneous song (led by Moses).

Melissa and Eric: “We were skeptics when we first joined JDate…”
January 9, 2014 – 3:00 pm
Melissa and Eric: “We were skeptics when we first joined JDate…”

We were skeptics when we first joined JDate and neither of us had tried online dating previously. We are so grateful though that we followed the advice of friends and family and signed up! The results were even better than we could we could have hoped for.

A National Poet
January 9, 2014 – 1:05 am
A National Poet

Chaim Nachman Bialik (born January 9, 1873) was an Israeli national icon who came to be recognized as one of Israel’s greatest national poets.Born in the Russian town of Radi, he was raised by his grandfather in Zhitomir.

The Only Person Judging You is You
January 8, 2014 – 2:40 pm | 2 Comments
The Only Person Judging You is You

We all feel self-conscious about various things – our bodies, our intelligence level, our relationship history, our job, anything. However, the person often judging you isn’t your date… it’s you.

Un-Insulted
January 8, 2014 – 7:48 am
Un-Insulted

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never harm me.” We all know that the words of this common childhood rhyme are hardly true.

Brooke and Dan: “A tip for JDaters: Have a sense of humor…”
January 7, 2014 – 10:30 am | One Comment
Brooke and Dan: “A tip for JDaters: Have a sense of humor…”

“Don’t take yourself too seriously; have a sense of humor about the process. It will take time; we each had to go through a number of bad dates to find good ones.”

Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, the Father of Modern Hebrew
January 7, 2014 – 1:05 am
Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, the Father of Modern Hebrew

The official language of Israel is Hebrew, but until the end of the 19th century almost no one spoke Hebrew colloquially.

How to Fully Commit to Your Love Life in the New Year
January 6, 2014 – 2:50 pm
How to Fully Commit to Your Love Life in the New Year

Despite the many love stories filmed in Hollywood, many modern singles have to work at dating and finding a mate. Commitment is most necessary when times are tough, when you aren’t getting the results you want, and/or your outer circumstances don’t match your inner desires. This is the time that skeptics lose faith and give up. Here’s how you can avoid that!

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