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Happy New Year

By Ilana Angel

December 31, 2011 | 8:06 pm

It has been a blessed year.

I am grateful to all of my readers for sharing my journey of keeping the faith.

I wish you all a healthy and happy 2012. 

From my family to yours,

Happy New Year!

ILANA

  • Breakfast With Mr. Big

    By Ilana Angel

    December 30, 2011 | 5:33 pm

    This morning I met a friend for breakfast.  When I arrived and could not see her sitting at an outside table, I went in to see if I could find her.  As I stood in the entrance and looked around the dining room, I saw him.  Sitting at a table, looking better than any man has a right... read on

  • Must You Respect a Mother to Love Her Child?

    By Ilana Angel

    December 29, 2011 | 3:17 pm

    I got divorced before my son turned one, and he has had a stepmother from the time he was about four.  My ex-husband dated a few women before he got remarried, and I was always nervous about them.  My son was so young that I worried these women would not love him, or take care of... read on

  • My Very Merry Jewish Christmas

    By Ilana Angel

    December 26, 2011 | 2:00 pm

    I had a fabulous Christmas, which was also the 6th night of Hanukkah.  It feels festive and inclusionary when they overlap, and you almost forget about all the crap in the world, because so many people are united in faith this time of year.  Regardless of what the faith is, there is... read on

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  • Matisyahu – Rapper, Spitter, Kicker

    By Ilana Angel

    December 23, 2011 | 2:45 pm

    Jewish rapper Matisyahu has been in the news a lot lately.  It all started when he shaved off his beard.  He took to Twitter to share the news and it was a big deal.  Most fans were shocked, and many were confused about what it meant in terms of his faith.  Most were supportive of... read on

  • Racism, Jesus & Christmas

    By Ilana Angel

    December 21, 2011 | 2:53 pm

    It’s been an interesting week.  I’ve had very long days at work getting my clients ready for the holidays, plus finals for my son, finding time to go car shopping with him, and do all my Hanukkah shopping.  I love this time of year, but find I am so tired that my patience is... read on

  • Happy Hanukkah

    By Ilana Angel

    December 20, 2011 | 5:19 pm

  • Kobe Bryant: The Player vs. The Player

    By Ilana Angel

    December 19, 2011 | 9:01 am

    I remember when Bryant came to play for the Lakers.  The city was excited and even someone like me, who is missing the sports gene, was looking forward to seeing this kid play.  He was the future of the game and we were thrilled he was in Los Angeles.  We all felt proud of him.

    He... read on

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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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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