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This Is Why Your Profile Picture Is So Important
June 4, 2014 – 10:14 am
This Is Why Your Profile Picture Is So Important

A new study published in the journal Psychological Science suggests that when viewing photos, people have drastically different reactions to slight changes in the facial expressions shown.

Carol and Greg: “…I decided to join JDate to meet my special someone.”
June 4, 2014 – 9:44 am | 6 Comments
Carol and Greg: “…I decided to join JDate to meet my special someone.”

After spending two years without being in a relationship, I decided to join JDate to meet my special someone. Meanwhile, Greg’s father purchased his subscription to JDate and encouraged him to give it a try. 

The Real Reason Intermarriage is Bad for Jews
June 3, 2014 – 11:48 am
The Real Reason Intermarriage is Bad for Jews

With staggering rates of intermarriage in Jewish communities overseas and a gradual increase in intermarriage in Israel, it is critical to articulate clearly why intermarriage is bad for the Jews.

Marina and Eric: “…my lifelong friend gifted me a subscription to JDate…”
June 3, 2014 – 9:02 am | 2 Comments
Marina and Eric: “…my lifelong friend gifted me a subscription to JDate…”

As a going-away present from my roommate and lifelong friend, she gifted me a subscription to JDate – she was convinced I would meet the love of my life in Arizona. I was a very hesitant JDate user. Coming from a vibrant Jewish city to the “wild west” was difficult. Eric sent me a very non-threatening email, saying he was interested in meeting more Jewish people his age. (JDate users – non-threatening and friendly was key!) After numerous forward courtship requests, I decided to give Eric a fighting chance as my first-ever JDate!

King David’s Day
June 3, 2014 – 12:08 am
King David’s Day

According to tradition, King David was born and died on Shavuot. To try and summarize the life of King David in a 300 word Treat would be impossible. In the annals of Jewish history, David was more than a king. He was a shepherd, a warrior, a scholar a…

The Book of Ruth
June 3, 2014 – 12:03 am
The Book of Ruth

Ruth was the Moabite wife of Machlon, one of the sons of Elimelech and Naomi, a wealthy couple who had fled Bethlehem during…

Feast of Weeks
June 2, 2014 – 12:08 am
Feast of Weeks

Shavuot, which we begin celebrating Tuesday night (June 3rd), is the only holiday in the Torah not listed by…

Whose First Fruits
June 2, 2014 – 12:03 am
Whose First Fruits

When the Oral Law was first codified, most Jews lived in agrarian settings. Today, being less familiar with agrarian culture, some people find it difficult…

Give Them A Choice
June 1, 2014 – 12:03 am
Give Them A Choice

There is an oft-cited Midrash (Sifrei, Dvarim 343) describing how God offered the…

Is Social Media Helpful Or Unhealthy When Dating?
May 30, 2014 – 10:59 am | 2 Comments
Is Social Media Helpful Or Unhealthy When Dating?

Social media has added a whole new dimension to the lovescape. Dating sites may have prepared us to have some online information about dating prospects, but social media has made our date’s lives an open book… as a psychologist who specializes in dating, I’ve seen how this can complicate things.

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