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Happy New Year -  Happy Jew Year

By Ilana Angel

December 31, 2010 | 5:34 pm

It’s been another wonderful year for Keeping The Faith at The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles.  I’ve shared, vented, ranted, annoyed, inspired, irritated and comforted, while my... read on

  • A Trojan Vibrator Wedding Gift and Italian Designed Kitty Litter Boxes

    By Ilana Angel

    December 31, 2010 | 11:48 am

    I crawled into bed last night around 11:00.  I turned on the television and there was a commercial for a vibrator, and the story line was that there was a wedding shower and the bride to be gets a few of these vibrators as gifts.  I watched in fascination and once over the shock,... read on

  • The Benefits of Insomnia and a Daily View of Chocolate and Coffee

    By Ilana Angel

    December 29, 2010 | 6:44 pm

    I have not been sleeping.  No big deal because I’m not a great sleeper, but the last couple of days have been rough.  The first night I did not sleep, I simply wondered around my home, watched television, did some ironing and worked on some paperwork.  While productive, totally... read on

  • Friend, Foe, Forgiveness, Faith & a Man in a Box

    By Ilana Angel

    December 28, 2010 | 6:44 pm

    I know a lot of people and have many, many acquaintances.  I also have a small, really good circle of friends.  They are a blessing because my family lives far away, so they are more than just my friends, they are a support system and surrogate family to both me and my son.

    I am a... read on

  • A New Sofa, Crying in Public, the Magic of a Slipcover & Loving Justin Bieber

    By Ilana Angel

    December 27, 2010 | 9:23 am

    I woke up this past weekend hating my sofa.  It’s a great sofa, in great shape, and there is no reason I should hate it.  I bought it because I loved it, but for some reason I could not stand it this weekend.  I felt a need to change up my place and decided the thing that needed to... read on

  • A Brisket Showed Me the Joy of Christmas

    By Ilana Angel

    December 24, 2010 | 4:06 pm

    I make the world’s best brisket.  That’s not saying a lot since most Jewish women who make brisket claim they make the best. What’s interesting about my brisket is that my opinion does not factor in.  I am a vegetarian so I have no idea how it is.  If I think back a few years,... read on

  • A Teenager Gets his First Man Cave & it’s the Beginning of the End for Mom

    By Ilana Angel

    December 23, 2010 | 9:25 am

    My son will be 15 in less than a month.  I cannot believe how fast the time has gone.  I am not only amazed every single day that I am able to love someone this much, but that the love grows every day.  I love him with my entire self, and equally as important, especially at this age,... read on

  • Prayers Answered: Skating With The Stars is Over and Bethenny Lost!

    By Ilana Angel

    December 21, 2010 | 11:14 pm

    What a glorious night!  Skating With The Stars is finally over, and miracle of miracles, Bethenny did not win.  I predicted last night that she would take the crown, but alas the reality gods listened to my prayers and she came in second place.  By second place of course I mean she... read on

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Ilana Angel writes two blogs for JewishJournal.com. KEEPING THE FAITH is about her worldview as a single Jewish mother, and KEEPING IT REAL is all about reality television....

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