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Jewish Or Not? That Is The Question
August 16, 2013 – 2:04 pm
Jewish Or Not? That Is The Question

For most people on JDate, meeting someone Jewish is a top priority. However, let’s say you met someone in (gasp!) the real world – at a happy hour, the bowling alley, or outside while walking your dog. If you want to find out if your prospective new belle or beau is Jewish, here are a few funny ways to find out!

Melissa and Dan: “We couldn’t be happier having found our perfect matches on JDate.”
August 16, 2013 – 11:26 am
Melissa and Dan: “We couldn’t be happier having found our perfect matches on JDate.”

Melissa and I first met on JDate in February 2013 through the site’s “Secret Admirer” game. Melissa “Secretly Admired” me after I had already done so for her – that’s when we started talking.

The Village of Moses
August 16, 2013 – 12:05 am
The Village of Moses

Immigration scams in which those wishing to emigrate are promised guidance and assistance for a “small fee” are, sadly, not new. Such incidents have been going on for hundreds of years.  Just such a scam played a role in the beginning of the A…

The Tribe of Dan
August 15, 2013 – 12:05 am
The Tribe of Dan

As the ancestors of the tribes of Israel, the lives and personalities of each of the twelve sons of Jacob significantly impact on the history and behavior of the tribe members who descended from them.Jacob said of Dan (Genesis 49:16): “Dan shall judg…

Start The New Year Fresh: Finding Forgiveness In Romantic Relationships
August 14, 2013 – 11:01 am | One Comment
Start The New Year Fresh: Finding Forgiveness In Romantic Relationships

With Rosh Hashanah fast approaching, I thought it would be a good idea to look at the value of forgiveness in our romantic relationships.

The Bnei Menashe of India
August 14, 2013 – 12:05 am
The Bnei Menashe of India

It is the belief of the Bnei Menashe of Northeastern India that their legendary forefather Manmasi,* was actually Menashe the son of Joseph and that their communities are the remnants of the Tribe of Menashe.

Writing Is My Lady
August 13, 2013 – 9:47 am | 4 Comments
Writing Is My Lady

So I’m having a Rat Pack moment the other day, sipping a martini and listening to Frank Sinatra singing “L.A. Is My Lady,” a song in which he uses the City of Angels metaphorically for his romantic relationships. Yeah, it’s just a typical Thursday for me, when it strikes me that my own version of the Chairman of the Board’s hit would be “Writing Is My Lady.”

I Am To My Beloved
August 13, 2013 – 12:05 am
I Am To My Beloved

The Torah verse that epitomizes the emotion of love is: “Anee l’dodi v’dodi lee” – I am to my beloved, and my beloved is to me (Song of Songs 6:3).

The Original Employee Discount
August 12, 2013 – 12:05 am
The Original Employee Discount

Those who work in retail are often compensated with a special employee discount on goods sold in the store. In the days before retail, when the majority of the population worked in agriculture, there was among the Jewish people a special and unique emp…

Is Dating Easier in the Suburbs or the City?
August 9, 2013 – 12:10 pm | 2 Comments
Is Dating Easier in the Suburbs or the City?

Living in New York City, I attend numerous events, functions and get-togethers for Shabbat dinners with my friends. No matter where I am, if it involves singles (and it usually does), everyone is having the same conversation. In short, people are complaining that New York City is a horrible city to live if your goal is to find a long-term relationship or marriage. But is it really?

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