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A Knotty Subject
November 8, 2013 – 1:05 am
A Knotty Subject

The act of knotting was one of the necessary creative works (melacha) necessary for the building of the Mishkan (Tabernacle).

The Best of Both Worlds
November 7, 2013 – 11:48 am
The Best of Both Worlds

Hanukkah and Thanksgiving will collide this year. This convergence of culinary delights and beloved traditions will not occur again for another 77,000-some years, which is something to celebrate in itself.

Iris and Dennis: “I got tired of being alone on the weekends, so I went back on JDate.”
November 7, 2013 – 10:25 am
Iris and Dennis: “I got tired of  being alone on the weekends, so I went back on JDate.”

“I went on and off those dating sites because I hadn’t found someone who really met my expectations,” says Dennis, 64. “But I got tired of being alone on weekends, so I went back on JDate.”

Situation in the Suez
November 7, 2013 – 8:58 am
Situation in the Suez

The Suez Canal, which connects the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea, and thus to the Indian Ocean, was built in the 1860s through a French-Egyptian partnership. In 1875, debt forced the Egyptians to sell their share in the canal to the British (who sub…

The Many Wives of Esau
November 6, 2013 – 1:05 am
The Many Wives of Esau

Have you ever wondered who Esau married? In fact, Esau’s marital history is explicitly detailed in Genesis: “And when Esau was forty years old, he took as his wife wife Judith (also known as Oholibamah) the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Basema…

Jessica and Morgan: “Without JDate, Morgan and I would have never met.”
November 4, 2013 – 10:34 am
Jessica and Morgan: “Without JDate, Morgan and I would have never met.”

At the wine bar, Morgan and I hit it off. We talked about everything! After a night of great conversation, we decided to walk around the beach and share an ice cream cookie. I couldn’t have asked for a better first date. Without JDate, Morgan and I would have never met and I couldn’t imagine the two of us not being together. Thank you JDate for truly matching us together.

The Keshet of Kislev
November 4, 2013 – 1:05 am
The Keshet of Kislev

It was during the month of Cheshvan that God sent the heavy rains to cover the world and destroy all but those in Noah’s pitch-covered ark. Just over a year later, at the end of the month of Cheshvan, the land finally dried out. Noah’s family, and …

Rabbi Dr. Bernard Revel
November 4, 2013 – 1:05 am
Rabbi Dr. Bernard Revel

The list of American rabbinic leaders whose faces have graced U.S. Postage stamps is rather small, to say the least. One such stamp, created in 1986 and given a $1 value, featured Rabbi Bernard Revel as part of the Great Americans Series.

Stages of Relationships: Explained By How I Met Your Mother
November 1, 2013 – 9:55 am
Stages of Relationships: Explained By How I Met Your Mother

The hit CBS show, How I Met Your Mother, dedicated an entire episode to learning these platforms—it was named “The Platinum Rule.” The Platinum Rule focuses on reasons why you should never date someone you see on a regular basis, but explains the relationship phases that guide you through the entire dating process.

Tova and Shaun: “We cannot thank JDate enough for bringing us together.”
November 1, 2013 – 9:49 am
Tova and Shaun: “We cannot thank JDate enough for bringing us together.”

I sent Tova a nice message on JDate that said, “Your profile sounds amazing and I’d love to learn more.” I really enjoyed the fact that Tova was outdoorsy, yet her profile showed how cultured she was by regularly attending operas and classical music concerts. It was as if her profile was a listing of my exact interests.

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