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Thou Shall Not Covet Thy Neighbors' Candy

Carin Davis | Posted 04.14.2014 | Religion
Carin Davis

For one week each spring, grocery stores display both a Passover aisle and an Easter aisle, stocked with colorful baskets and a mountain of candy. And at the top of that confectionery Mt. Sinai? The Cadbury Creme Egg.

National Coalition Against Noah's No Single Animals on the Ark Policy

Carin Davis | Posted 03.28.2014 | Religion
Carin Davis

The fate of the planet lies in jeopardy, and the only animals worth saving are the coupled-off ones? What's up with that, God?

How to Marry a Mensch: 10 Dating Tips for Singles

Robin Gorman Newman | Posted 04.09.2013 | Books
Robin Gorman Newman

When I was single, the last thing I expected was to one day be offering advice on the subject of How to Marry a Mensch, the title of my latest book. B...

Meet 'Nice Jewish Guys Calendar' Creator Adam Cohen

Rabbi Yonah Bookstein | Posted 02.05.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

The Nice Jewish Guys Calendar is a hit. Selling by the thousands. This phenomenon is both serious and funny.

Hosted Shabbat Dinners: Mingling On A Friday Night

Ariel Gros-Werter | Posted 09.14.2011 | Religion
Ariel Gros-Werter

Judaism in its nature is a social religion. Inviting people for a large dinner to hang out and meet each other fits what it means to act Jewishly -- to connect with other Jews.

Do You Want Your Jewish Mother Playing Matchmaker?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Piet Levy Religion News Service (RNS) Denice Beckerman is heavily involved in her daughter Amanda's life. She's tried several times to set her up ...

Honey Cake: The Fruitcake Of The Jews

Carin Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Carin Davis

Let's forget tossing day-old challah crumbs and start chucking whole honey cakes. Yes, down the river. We'll cast away the lying, the cheating, and the bad culinary choices.

Nosh, Davin, Kvell, or Eat, Pray, Love, the Upper West Side Way

Angela Himsel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Angela Himsel

Leeba Rivka Gilberstein is 27 years old, five pounds overweight, (okay, maybe ten), spiritually numb, and single.