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Madagascar and the Jews
June 25, 2013 – 10:58 pm
Madagascar and the Jews

The island of Madagascar has never been the home to a formal Jewish community. There is no synagogue, nor any formal Jewish congregation.

Stacy and Matt: “We owe it all to JDate!”
June 25, 2013 – 2:02 pm
Stacy and Matt: “We owe it all to JDate!”

On February 4, 2013, Matt proposed; we’re getting married on September 21, 2013. We can’t wait to spend our lives together and we owe it all to JDate!

The End of the Tamid Offering
June 24, 2013 – 9:38 pm
The End of the Tamid Offering

In the year that the Israelites left Egypt, on the 17th day of Tammuz, Moses descended from Mount Sinai to find the Jewish people dancing around the Golden Calf. In exasperation, Moses threw down the two tablets of law given to him by God, smashing the…

The Three Weeks
June 24, 2013 – 9:34 pm
The Three Weeks

“When Av enters, we must lessen our rejoicing,” declare the Talmudic sages in Ta’anit 26b.

The Color Connection: Colors Every Girl Should Wear On A Date
June 24, 2013 – 2:46 pm
The Color Connection: Colors Every Girl Should Wear On A Date

Color is a highly underrated styling tool when getting dressed for a date. Plus, wearing color is all about showing personality: Are you fun? Creative? Inspired? Show it with your outfit!

The Fast of the 17th of Tammuz
June 24, 2013 – 3:08 am
The Fast of the 17th of Tammuz

Everyone knows about Yom Kippur. There are, however, several other fast days in the Jewish calendar that are not nearly as well known. Tomorrow, on June 25, the Fast of the 17th of Tammuz will be observed.As mentioned in the Talmud, five events are com…

Nu, Don’t Eat
June 24, 2013 – 3:05 am
Nu, Don’t Eat

A popular joke: Most Jewish holidays can be subsumed under the pithy phrase: “They tried to kill us, we won, let’s eat!” For a nation obsessed with food, what’s with all the fasting?While there are 5 main fast days on the Jewish calendar, only&…

Long-Distance Dating: Should Distance Be A Barrier?
June 21, 2013 – 10:11 am | One Comment
Long-Distance Dating: Should Distance Be A Barrier?

Do you see the same people on your way to work each day? Socialize with a consistent group of friends? Dine at only a handful of restaurants? We are creatures of habit, even when many opportunities are right in front of us, or down the street. Take that same analogy and apply it to dating. How many times have you said, “There just isn’t anyone single for me to date”? Maybe you haven’t cast your net wide enough…

Cycles of Seasons
June 21, 2013 – 12:17 am
Cycles of Seasons

While the Jewish calendar is lunar based, meaning that each month is independently calculated by the cycle of the moon, the rabbis of the Talmudic era also used the solar cycle and the earth itself to define time.

Love and Hate
June 20, 2013 – 3:05 am
Love and Hate

The juxtaposition between love and hate is fascinating. The relationship between love and hate has been a muse for poets, a conundrum for philosophers and a source of anxiety for psychologists. Many have said that love and hate are really two sides of …

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