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Rabbi Shimon’s Favorite Tree
April 26, 2013 – 3:05 am
Rabbi Shimon’s Favorite Tree

On Lag Ba’omer, Jews around the world honor the memory of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, a student of Rabbi Akiva who delved into the esoteric meaning of the Torah.

Lag Ba’omer
April 26, 2013 – 3:03 am
Lag Ba’omer

The period of mourning* (for the 24,000 students of Rabbi Akiva who died of plague) associated with Sefirat Ha’omer is not observed on the 33rd day of the Omer, a day known as Lag Ba’omer. In Hebrew, every letter has a numerical value.

Curb Your Anger: How To Fight Fair
April 25, 2013 – 10:16 am | 2 Comments
Curb Your Anger: How To Fight Fair

Here are five major don’ts when it comes to arguing with your mate – and five resolutions for those don’ts!

Which Tree Was It?
April 25, 2013 – 3:05 am
Which Tree Was It?

Why is the Adam’s Apple called the “Adam’s Apple”?

The Second Passover
April 24, 2013 – 3:07 am
The Second Passover

On the first anniversary of the Exodus from Egypt, the Children of Israel prepared to celebrate their first Passover as free people. God decreed that they should eat matzah and maror (bitter herbs) in commemoration of the great event, and, most importa…

Alas Poor Yorick
April 23, 2013 – 3:05 am
Alas Poor Yorick

William Shakespeare used the imagery of the skull of Yorick as a means for Prince Hamlet to wax poetic about the futility of life. While Yorick’s may be the most famous skull in literature, his was not the first skull to inspire philosophical musings…

10 Ways Movie Couples Met Their True Love
April 22, 2013 – 2:22 pm | 2 Comments
10 Ways Movie Couples Met Their True Love

There are so many ways to meet the love of your life and many situations in which you can be thrown together. This train of thought got me thinking about romantic movies (which I love) and how couples often meet for the first time in those films. Here are 10 ways famous characters in movies meet. Perhaps you can make these reel situations real for yourself!

Conservationist First
April 22, 2013 – 3:07 am
Conservationist First

In the early 1900s, those who are now called “environmentalists,” would have been known as “conservationists.”

Precious Creation
April 22, 2013 – 3:02 am
Precious Creation

While there are many appropriate themes with which the Torah could have begun (Abraham, Mt. Sinai, etc.), it begins instead with a day-by-day description of the creation of the world, commencing with the creation of heaven and earth on Day One and conc…

A Tale Of Two Marriage Proposals
April 19, 2013 – 1:58 pm
A Tale Of Two Marriage Proposals

Recently, two former JDaters came to us with two separate requests asking for help in creating two distinct marriage proposals for their two respective girlfriends (whom both met on JDate). Talk about a one-two (proposal) …

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