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JDate to JSwipe: Gives Us Back Our "J"
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JDate to JSwipe: Gives Us Back Our “J”!

By On August 21, 2015

Gone are the days when yentes controlled our love lives. But that doesn’t mean dating among Jews has gotten any simpler. According to Forbes, JDate, the popular Jewish dating website (tagline: “Get… Read More

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Haggadahs by JDate

By On April 8, 2014

We dare you to go on a JDate seder. No, not a first date to somebody’s seder, but rather a JDate-themed seder, in which the four children—all eligible, naturally—take on a whole… Read More

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Data: A Love Story

By On March 6, 2013

Amy Webb, in-demand internet consultant and math whiz had experienced one too many disastrous JDates. After one particularly awful one—on which the guy started taking phone calls from his wife—Webb went home, settled… Read More

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Meet the Middlesteins

By On October 22, 2012

In Jami Attenberg’s new novel The Middlesteins, the relationships between members of one suburban Chicago family are riddled with emotional landmines that all seem to link back to one woman: matriarch Edie Middlestein, sixty-something and… Read More

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Suggestive Silence

By On March 24, 2011

Nobody dies in Jonathan Safran Foer‘s 2002 short story “A Primer for the Punctuation of Heart Disease.” But looming over the characters is the omnipresent fear of death. The narrator of the story (whose… Read More

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Splitting the Sea

By On October 27, 2010

Think your job is hard? Try being a matchmaker. The ancient rabbis understood just how hard it is to find  that special someone and considered matchmaking a divine task. Literally. In one striking Talmudic vignette (Sotah 2a),… Read More