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Annulment of Vows
September 3, 2013 – 12:06 am
Annulment of Vows

“I swear that this time I will lose weight””I am going to pray every day…”We make promises all the time. We swear that we are going to do something, and then hope that we will be in a position to fulfill the vow.But did you know that according to the…

Avinu Malkeinu
September 3, 2013 – 12:03 am
Avinu Malkeinu

No prayer so thoroughly captures the Jewish people’s dual relationship with God as Avinu Malkeinu, “Our Father, Our King.”The exact formulation of this prayer is based on a prayer that Rabbi Akiva (c. 50 – c. 135 C.E.), one of the greatest …

Shofar Shorts
September 2, 2013 – 12:06 am
Shofar Shorts

The shofar is one of the most recognizable symbols of Rosh Hashana. Although it is preferable that a shofar be fashioned from a ram’s horn, the horn need only come from a kosher animal.* However, not all the horns of a kosher animal are usable, for i…

Symbolic Foods
September 2, 2013 – 12:03 am
Symbolic Foods

Since Rosh Hashana is the Day of Judgment, it is customary to eat simanim,* foods with symbolic meanings that invoke God’s blessing. We also recite a short prayer before eating them. While apple with honey is a universal custom, other symbolic foo…

Birthday of the World
September 1, 2013 – 12:06 am
Birthday of the World

According to Jewish tradition, this Wednesday night, when Rosh Hashana begins, the world will be 5774 years old. This claim easily stirs up sharp debate.

The Year Is Set
September 1, 2013 – 12:03 am
The Year Is Set

Rosh Hashana, the head of the year, is the day on which God determines the fate and fortune of both individuals and communities for the year to come. It is assumed that on this day God determines exactly how much money one will earn in the coming year….

Selichot
August 30, 2013 – 12:05 am
Selichot

In addition to the unique prayer services of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, the High Holidays are known for one other service: selichot.

Jillian and Ben: “…met on JDate!”
August 29, 2013 – 10:07 am
Jillian and Ben: “…met on JDate!”

Jillian and Ben met on JDate! They talked a few times, but never got together. Then Jillian “disappeared” for a few months. When Jillian finally returned to JDate, Ben decided to give her another try. 

Date-Night Looks: How to Look Sexy, Yet Classy
August 29, 2013 – 6:00 am | 4 Comments
Date-Night Looks: How to Look Sexy, Yet Classy

So, you like the guy! The excitement is high. You have a second or a third date planned, and this time you want to dress a bit sexier. But where is that fine line between being confident, and being too revealing?

Festive Poems
August 29, 2013 – 12:05 am
Festive Poems

Take a survey of the most common adjective used to describe the Jewish High Holidays and the word might just be “long.”

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