Jewish Journal

Matt Lipeles

  • There is more going on than just a ceremony and a party

    July 12, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    I have a confession to make. I punched out my brother at his bar mitzvah. I'm not proud of it, but it's true.

    I was sitting at a table with him and a couple of cousins, and he told this joke I didn't find very funny. I looked at this smirk on his face, and I just couldn't stand it....

  • A tale of two dates

    March 29, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    I'd like to say it was the best of dates and the worst of dates. That would be poetic. But it didn't really happen like that. This is the story of two dates gone wrong, two blind dates actually.

    I had been set up on a blind date. Like most people, I wasn't really looking forward to...

  • The Love Impaired

    April 14, 2005 | 8:00 pm


    You remember the famous line from "Forrest Gump"? "I may not be a smart man, but I know what love is."

    The other day, it suddenly hit me. I'm the anti-Forrest Gump. I am a smart man (or at least I test well) but I don't think I know what love is at all. There is nothing I find as...

  • Call Me Classic

    November 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    It's got to be one of the toughest marketing problems of all time: selling Orthodox Judaism. You gotta hand it to Chabad. They're making amazing progress, especially when you think about what an unmarketable name they have to deal with: Orthodox Judaism.

    Just think about it. Let it...