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The Exodus of the Syrian Jews
March 14, 2013 – 3:05 am
The Exodus of the Syrian Jews

In 1948, Jews around the world celebrated the creation of the newly established State of Israel. After millennia of exile and centuries of struggle, the Promised Land would once again be a safe haven for them, except that not all countries wanted to let their Jews go. Just like Pharaoh of old, these governments hated their Jews, but refused to allow them to leave.

Mistakes Men Make In Romance
March 13, 2013 – 10:20 am | 9 Comments
Mistakes Men Make In Romance

Okay, I’ll admit it – we men excel at messing up our romantic lives. This is why romantic songs and movies and Hallmark cards are so popular – among women.

Mari and Rich: “We had emailed a few times on JDate…”
March 13, 2013 – 9:25 am | 2 Comments
Mari and Rich: “We had emailed a few times on JDate…”

Mari and I met on an unseasonably warm October day. We had emailed a few times on JDate; thankfully Mari wasn’t too freaked out when I messaged her only moments after she joined.

A Very Serious Woman
March 13, 2013 – 3:05 am
A Very Serious Woman

They called her “Battling Bella,” and Bella Savitsky Abzug (1920-1998) lived up to that nickname. Born in New York City to Russian Jewish immigrants, Bella earned an undergraduate degree at Hunter College and a law degree from Columbia University.

Anna and Mike: “…so grateful to JDate for bringing them together.”
March 12, 2013 – 9:47 am
Anna and Mike: “…so grateful to JDate for bringing them together.”

Neither could have imagined this could happen, and are so grateful to JDate for bringing them together.

Pass(Over) The Wine
March 12, 2013 – 8:30 am | 5 Comments
Pass(Over) The Wine

This year, make mama happy at the family Seder and impress your new match after dinner with these Passover pairings!

The Passover Story In Brief
March 12, 2013 – 3:05 am
The Passover Story In Brief

On Passover, we commemorate the Exodus from Egyptian slavery. The following is a brief summary.

The Top 5 Fastest Ways To Ruin A Date
March 11, 2013 – 11:23 am
The Top 5 Fastest Ways To Ruin A Date

Here are the five fastest ways to ruin a great date!

Reb Yaakov
March 11, 2013 – 3:05 am
Reb Yaakov

In traditional circles, leading rabbinic personalities are often referred to as gedolim, which can best be translated as “great ones.” Those who acquire this title are usually renowned not only for their scholarship and their ability to render Jewish legal decisions, but often for their piety and angelic character traits as well.

Meryl and Eric: “Thanks to JDate, I have truly found my prince!”
March 8, 2013 – 5:19 pm | 2 Comments
Meryl and Eric: “Thanks to JDate, I have truly found my prince!”

I joined JDate. As I was looking through my matches, I happened to click on my now fiance’s picture. In a sense, I found him. The next day, I received a message from him with the great pick-up line of, “Do you know my cousin Lauren? She went to your high school.” Debating whether or not I should respond, I went for it! 

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