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The Whole Megillah
February 21, 2013 – 4:03 am
The Whole Megillah

Whether it’s a long-winded tale, or a story overloaded with details–it’s called a “whole megillah!” (In “the old country” they would have said “a gantse megillah!”)

5 Qualities Of A Successful Online Dater
February 20, 2013 – 2:48 pm | One Comment
5 Qualities Of A Successful Online Dater

While online dating can be a bit awkward, it can also be a lot of fun and a great way to meet a potential date. So, the best advice I can give to you is to keep your sense of humor. The sooner you can laugh off a bad experience, the sooner you can move on to finding a great match for you. Here are five more qualities you need to possess if you’re serious about finding love…

7 Online Dating Don’ts For A First Date
February 20, 2013 – 11:40 am | 10 Comments
7 Online Dating Don’ts For A First Date

While first dates can feel good, it can feel terrible if we never make it to that elusive second date where we can start progressing towards a real relationship. If you’re ready to land that second date, here are seven things NOT to do on a first date!

Fast of Esther
February 20, 2013 – 4:05 am
Fast of Esther

“Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day; I and my maidens will also fast in like manner; and so will I go into the king, which is not according to the law; and i…

Hester Panim
February 20, 2013 – 4:03 am
Hester Panim

One might think that the Book of Esther is a heroic tale about Mordechai and Esther saving the Jewish people through diplomatic skill, after all God is not mentioned once in the entire text. Looking deeper, however, one is struck by the overwhelming number of “coincidences” of the right people being in the right places at the right times.

The Four Mitzvot of Purim
February 19, 2013 – 4:05 am
The Four Mitzvot of Purim

This year, Purim will be celebrated on Sunday, February 24th (beginning Saturday evening, February 23rd, after sunset). Four mitzvot are associated with the holiday:Megillah Reading – Book of Esther – The Megillah is read twice on Purim, once at night …

Costume Time
February 19, 2013 – 4:03 am
Costume Time

Those who first hear about the custom of Purim costumes might assume that the tradition began as an imitation of Halloween. Research, however, places the origin of Halloween costumes in the 18th century, while Purim disguises are mentioned in rabbinic texts as far back as the 13th century.

Am I Too Old To Find A Partner?
February 18, 2013 – 7:11 am
Am I Too Old To Find A Partner?

Dear Rabbi,

I am a very active 75-year-old woman who looks like she is 60 (so I have been told). I am a professional dog trainer, exercise often, and am very healthy. Am I too old to find a partner just for companionship? One who would like to have a quiet life style, or an active one? I enjoy both.

Presidentially Approved
February 18, 2013 – 4:05 am
Presidentially Approved

As the only territory completely under the control of the Federal Government, it is not surprising that Washington, D.C. is home to the only synagogue whose existence was enacted by an Act of Congress and signed by a U.S. President.

Practice Makes… Better
February 15, 2013 – 3:05 pm
Practice Makes… Better

Everyone knows the old adage that ‘practice makes perfect,’ but I don’t know if a lot of people really think about how much that can be applied to date-like interactions, which can be really complex.

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