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On the 25th of Kislev
December 17, 2014 – 1:08 am
On the 25th of Kislev

It is not uncommon to find that significant events in Jewish history occurred in different years but on the same day on the Jewish calendar. For instance, Tisha B’Av (9th of Av), the day on which we mark the destruction of both the First and …

Al Hanisim, For The Miracles
December 17, 2014 – 1:05 am
Al Hanisim, For The Miracles

Most Jewish holidays are marked not only by feasting and celebrations, but also by…

When Opening Up Makes You Shut Down
December 16, 2014 – 11:24 am
When Opening Up Makes You Shut Down

I’m a 30-year-old guy and I’m a “child of divorce” – my parents split up when I was 10. It was a nasty split and it definitely had an impact on me. Obviously I still want to meet “The One” and get married myself someday, or I wouldn’t be on JDate, but it takes me a while to open up to women emotionally. Is that weird? And how do I get this message across to dates without revealing all my family baggage right off the bat?

These Lights We Kindle
December 16, 2014 – 1:08 am
These Lights We Kindle

While the mitzvah of lighting the menorah is an outward-focused mitzvah – the menorah is lit in…

Chanukah Blessings
December 16, 2014 – 1:05 am
Chanukah Blessings

On the first night of Chanukah, one candle/light is placed on…

What is the Primary Mitzvah of Chanukah?
December 15, 2014 – 1:08 am
What is the Primary Mitzvah of Chanukah?

Here’s a quiz: What is the primary mitzvah of Chanukah?

Giving Gifts
December 15, 2014 – 1:05 am
Giving Gifts

“One who is diligent in lighting Chanukah candles will have children who are…

The Chanukiyah
December 14, 2014 – 1:08 am
The Chanukiyah

The term menorah is used for both the classic symbol of the holiday of Chanukah and…

Top 8 Chanukah Pick Up Lines
December 12, 2014 – 12:36 pm
Top 8 Chanukah Pick Up Lines

Are you headed to the MatzoBall this year without a go-to pick-up line at the ready? Bad move. You’ll never land that mensch/shayna maidel without something to say to distinguish you from all the other Jews looking for their Beshert! Try one of these guaranteed-to-make-people-look-at-you-twice (no guarantee if it’s for positive or negative reasons) Chanukah-themed pick-up lines!

Can We Build A Snowman?
December 12, 2014 – 1:05 am
Can We Build A Snowman?

With terms like Nor’easter (Northeaster) and Polar Vortex peppering the local…

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