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The Four Cornerstones Of Commitment
October 23, 2013 – 9:56 am
The Four Cornerstones Of Commitment

But before you make the big decision, be sure that not only do you have the best possible mate for you, but that you’re both willing to put in whatever it takes to make your love succeed. To help you do just that, here are the four cornerstones of commitment.

The Jazz Singer
October 23, 2013 – 12:05 am
The Jazz Singer

Breaking into show business has never been easy. Like many early twentieth century entertainers, Asa Yoelson (1886-1950), along with his brother Hirsh (Harry), moved from singing on the streets to performing in a traveling circus, a burlesque show and …

An Act of True Kindness
October 22, 2013 – 12:05 am
An Act of True Kindness

Death is one of the unquestionable facts of life. Yet, most people would admit being uncomfortable with the idea of being in a room with a dead body. Seeing a corpse is a “too close” reminder of our own mortality and that we mere mortals do not hav…

Turn Your Fantasy Into A Reality
October 21, 2013 – 11:58 am | 2 Comments
Turn Your Fantasy Into A Reality

87% of singles think online dating is a great way to meet people, according to a recent study commissioned by Spark Networks, the owner of JDate.com. But while online dating has rapidly become a popular way for couples to meet, navigating it skillfully is what determines success. Online dating that leads to marriage requires creativity and stamina. Here are some useful ideas.

Rada and Brett: “I sent Brett a corny Flirt on JDate…”
October 21, 2013 – 10:36 am
Rada and Brett: “I sent Brett a corny Flirt on JDate…”

I sent Brett a corny Flirt on JDate, stating “Here’s looking at you kid.” The kid wrote back stating, “We may have a problem here, you probably love chicken parm.” Nice story of a nice Modern Orthodox boy meeting a nice Reform girl = no chicken parm at home!

Heralded With Blessings
October 21, 2013 – 12:03 am
Heralded With Blessings

The opening prayer of Pesukei D’zimra is Baruch She’amar – Blessed is He who Said. It is a prose poem that uses an anaphora, a literary style in which the same word is repeated at the beginning of each sentence.  In this case, the word is baru…

Intellectual Chemistry Vs. Physical Chemistry
October 18, 2013 – 11:08 am | One Comment
Intellectual Chemistry Vs. Physical Chemistry

What is chemistry? It’s the intangible that’s needed in a relationship. It’s what makes you click with someone. Intellectual chemistry and physical chemistry are very different, but both are needed in a relationship.

Can Jews Be Part Of "No Beard Day"?
October 18, 2013 – 12:07 am
Can Jews Be Part Of "No Beard Day"?

Today is National No Beard Day.The Torah states in Leviticus 19:27: “Do not cut the hair on the corners of your head; Do not cut the corners of your beard.” This is one of the rare prohibitions in the Torah that only applies to men.The “corners of yo…

Avoid The Court of Sodom
October 16, 2013 – 11:16 pm
Avoid The Court of Sodom

Every once in a while, there are outlandish news reports that make people shake their heads, sigh, and wonder what the world is coming to.

Skip Dating — Go Directly To Marriage
October 16, 2013 – 3:22 pm | 4 Comments
Skip Dating — Go Directly To Marriage

Like most everyone, I was brought up to believe that romance and falling in love is indeed a very specific, time-tested process. Everyone seems to think that after you meet someone, you need to date for a while (sometimes for years) and then eventually decide if you want to marry this person.

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