Mission Impossible

December 7, 2011, by

Taking a 6,000 mile trip to the epicenter of Jewish life yields miraculous results for 11 single women.

Pinchas: Assessing a Potential Spouse

July 9, 2009, by

The gemara tells us that there is a difference between the way men and women evaluate a potential match. “Rav Yehuda said in the name of Rav, it is forbidden for a man to betroth a woman until he sees her, lest he should see some discreditable thing and she will lose esteem in his

Cupid’s Arrow: A Letter to My Daughter

February 11, 2009, by

My dearest daughter: Last night we had a problem. Not a horrible problem, not something that was your fault, and yet I know our reaction caught you by surprise. I think you still don’t understand why we thought there was a problem in the first place. So now I owe it to you to sit

Melonie and Rick

September 25, 2008, by

Melonie came to work with me as a Social Worker, and it was like a ray of light lit up our hospital. She was beautiful–5’10’ with strawberry blond hair and large blue eyes. But it was her inner beauty that drew you even more. Although not a religious Jew, Melonie had a strong Jewish identity

Warm Breezes

December 13, 2007, by

The guy before this one had proposed to me, twice, and I was weary of eager boys and their childish plans. But I’d agreed to this date as a favor to a friend. So, I put on my make-up, high heels, fake smile. This wouldn’t take long. The doorbell rang at 7:00. Not 7:02, not

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