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In Rhode Island, Jews Can Marry Their Relatives!

By On July 12, 2017

Here’s a legal love story for you. In 1913, Sam May and Fannie May, a coupla 26-year-old New Yorkers, wanted to get married, but they had to go all the way to… Read More

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

How Does Abraham Always Get Away With It?
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How Does Abraham Always Get Away With It?

By On December 2, 2014

The binding of Isaac is classic Old Testament. You know the story: God asks Abraham to sacrifice Isaac on Mount Moriah. Abraham agrees, but just before the knife falls God intervenes, saying, “Now… Read More

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Nature Boy

By On July 17, 2012

The 1947 song “Nature Boy,” written by eden ahbez, has a long and strange history. A jazz standard, it’s been performed by Nat “King” Cole and Miles Davis, and its lyrics were quoted at… Read More