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Talk the Talk and Walk the Walk
September 25, 2013 – 3:23 pm | 5 Comments
Talk the Talk and Walk the Walk

What does all of this have to do with dating?  Some of us are jaded by the dating process, and some of us are feeling insecure about getting back out there.  Some of us may feel like we lost a sense of ourselves in our last relationship, so we need to get back into the things we love to do… but what were they?

Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah
September 25, 2013 – 12:05 am
Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah

Tonight starts the holiday of Shemini Atzeret, literally the Gathering of the Eighth, a connected, yet independent holiday, that immediately follows Sukkot.

What Is Isru Chag?
September 25, 2013 – 12:02 am
What Is Isru Chag?

The day after vacation is often a time of distraction and disorientation. The same is true of the day following a religious holiday, especially after one of the week-long holidays (Passover and Sukkot) during which one focuses for an entire week on spi…

Melissa and Eric: “My husband only had to go on one JDate…come on!”
September 24, 2013 – 5:14 pm | 2 Comments
Melissa and Eric: “My husband only had to go on one JDate…come on!”

I still think my husband got off too easy (he only had to go on one JDate… come on!), but I’m so happy we found each other.

Hits & Mrs: 6 Ways to Overcome Online Dating Rejection
September 24, 2013 – 11:41 am | One Comment
Hits & Mrs: 6 Ways to Overcome Online Dating Rejection

As I tell all of my dating coaching clients, sending messages out is like tossing a penny in a fountain. If your wish comes true, great! If not, you only lost a penny. But sometimes metaphors don’t help with the sting of the brush-off. If you’re feeling bad about the responses (or lack of responses) you’ve been receiving online, here are six ways to overcome online dating rejection.

Beating the Willows
September 24, 2013 – 12:08 am
Beating the Willows

During Sukkot, there is a mitzvah to wave the four species (lulav, hadassim, aravot and etrog – palm, myrtle, willow and citron) every day except on Shabbat.

Hoshana Rabbah
September 24, 2013 – 12:06 am
Hoshana Rabbah

Rosh Hashana is known as the Day of Judgment (Yom Hadin), the day on which God judges the world. Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is the day on which God finalizes His verdict on the judgments of Rosh Hashana.

More Than A Harvest Festival
September 23, 2013 – 12:09 am
More Than A Harvest Festival

Few people refer to Sukkot by the name Chag Ha’Asif, Feast of the Ingathering, but the Torah specifically states: “And you shall observe…the Feast of Ingathering at the turn of the year” (Exodus 34:22).

Everyone Does The Wave
September 23, 2013 – 12:03 am
Everyone Does The Wave

One of the main mitzvot of the holiday of Sukkot is the waving of the four species: citron (etrog), palm, myrtle and willow.

Water, Water Everywhere
September 22, 2013 – 11:44 am
Water, Water Everywhere

Sukkot is considered the holiday on which God determines the world’s water allotment for the year to come. During the time of the Temple, the week of Sukkot was highlighted by the Water Libation ceremony, during which the priests ceremoniously drew water from the spring of Shiloach and poured it into the designated bowl attached to the altar.

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