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The Challenge of Fitting In
December 19, 2014 – 1:08 am
The Challenge of Fitting In

The weekly Torah reading of Miketz (Genesis 41:1-44:17), which almost always coincides with…

Chanukah and Divine Order
December 19, 2014 – 1:05 am
Chanukah and Divine Order

Chanukah always overlaps with at least one Shabbat (if not two), and since Chanukah begins on…

How to Choose the Perfect Online Dating Username
December 18, 2014 – 6:00 am
How to Choose the Perfect Online Dating Username

“Joseph1215″ or “GreenEyedPoet”? If I gave you these two online dating usernames (both made up, of course), which profile do you think you’d click on?

Pure Olive Oil
December 18, 2014 – 1:08 am
Pure Olive Oil

While a large number of Jews today light Chanukah candles, the more traditional custom is to light the Chanukah menorah with olive oil. This is done in order to most accurately recreate the original miracle.When God instructed Moses on the construction…

Chanukah Yum
December 18, 2014 – 1:05 am
Chanukah Yum

While Jewish holidays are known for their food (except Yom Kippur, of course), most of these foods are not known for being particularly healthy. Chanukah is no exception. Forget matzah or apples, those are healthy in comparison–pull out your deep frye…

8 Sparkling Wines to Light Up Your Nights!
December 17, 2014 – 12:30 pm
8 Sparkling Wines to Light Up Your Nights!

Light up more than your candles this year! These bubbly wines add flair to the table and will make you blush (in more ways than one). This Hanukkah, here are eight sparkling wines to light up your nights!

On the 25th of Kislev
December 17, 2014 – 1:08 am
On the 25th of Kislev

It is not uncommon to find that significant events in Jewish history occurred in different years but on the same day on the Jewish calendar. For instance, Tisha B’Av (9th of Av), the day on which we mark the destruction of both the First and …

Al Hanisim, For The Miracles
December 17, 2014 – 1:05 am
Al Hanisim, For The Miracles

Most Jewish holidays are marked not only by feasting and celebrations, but also by…

When Opening Up Makes You Shut Down
December 16, 2014 – 11:24 am
When Opening Up Makes You Shut Down

I’m a 30-year-old guy and I’m a “child of divorce” – my parents split up when I was 10. It was a nasty split and it definitely had an impact on me. Obviously I still want to meet “The One” and get married myself someday, or I wouldn’t be on JDate, but it takes me a while to open up to women emotionally. Is that weird? And how do I get this message across to dates without revealing all my family baggage right off the bat?

These Lights We Kindle
December 16, 2014 – 1:08 am
These Lights We Kindle

While the mitzvah of lighting the menorah is an outward-focused mitzvah – the menorah is lit in…

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