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Sharon and Marc: “We were both brought to JDate around the same time…”
December 3, 2013 – 12:13 pm
Sharon and Marc: “We were both brought to JDate around the same time…”

We were both brought onto JDate around the same time in the summer of 2011. Having lived very parallel lives, Marc and I experienced  uncertainty in both our relationships and our employment.  For years, we searched for eternal love and security in our careers, taking every obstacle in stride, yet always feeling hopeful.

8 Dating Lessons We Can Learn From Hanukkah
December 3, 2013 – 10:55 am Comments Off
8 Dating Lessons We Can Learn From Hanukkah

So, what can this story about those eight miraculous nights teach us about dating? Plenty! Here are eight lessons we can apply to dating.

Chanukah and Divine Order
December 3, 2013 – 1:09 am
Chanukah and Divine Order

Chanukah always overlaps with at least one Shabbat (if not two), and since Chanukah begins on the 25th of Kislev and lasts for eight days, the holiday always coincides with the celebration of Rosh Chodesh (the new month of) Tevet. (Rosh Chodesh is cele…

A Chanukah Heroine
December 3, 2013 – 1:03 am
A Chanukah Heroine

Have you ever heard of Yehudit (Judith), the daughter of Yochanan the High Priest, who saved her city, Bethulia, from destruction at the hands of the Syrian-Greek general Holofernes?

Bonnie and Bruce: “It took JDate to connect us and we will be eternally grateful.”
December 2, 2013 – 2:47 pm Comments Off
Bonnie and Bruce: “It took JDate to connect us and we will be eternally grateful.”

When we started to correspond on JDate, we recognized friends in common and Bonnie figured out that if one friend in particular did not contact her with a warning about me, I MUST be okay.  We called that “The Larry Factor.”  It took JDate to connect us and we will be eternally grateful.

Al Hanisim, For The Miracles
December 2, 2013 – 1:08 am
Al Hanisim, For The Miracles

Most Jewish holidays are marked not only by feasting and celebrations, but also by special prayers. On Biblical holidays, such as Passover and Rosh Hashana, these special prayers include an entire additional service (Musaf).

Rock of Ages
December 2, 2013 – 1:03 am
Rock of Ages

“Rock of Ages let our song / Praise thy saving power / Thou amidst the raging foes / Wast our sheltering tower….” This is the first verse of Maoz Tzur as loosely translated from the original Hebrew by Marcus Jastrow and Gustav Gottheil …

Giving Gifts
December 1, 2013 – 1:09 am
Giving Gifts

“One who is diligent in lighting Chanukah candles will have children who are scholars” (Shabbat 23b).The desire for scholarly children was actually one of the motivations for the custom of giving Chanukah gelt(money). In modern times, money h…

Chanukah Yum
December 1, 2013 – 1:03 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…

The Challenge of Fitting In
November 29, 2013 – 1:09 am
The Challenge of Fitting In

The weekly Torah reading of Miketz (Genesis 41:1-44:17), which almost always coincides with Chanukah, tells the story of the rise of Joseph the son of Jacob from slave to viceroy. And while Miketz contains no Jewish oppression, no b…

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Our story began on JDate…

What’s better than meeting your soul mate on JDate? Being part of a national ad campaign for the site that brought you two together! Check out the beautiful faces of real JDate Success Story couples (although they look like professional models!) appearing now in our national television commercial campaign: Our Story Began on JDate. Mazel tov JDate Alumni – you guys are famous!

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