Jewish Journal

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!


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    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... More.

  • Must You Respect a Mother to Love Her Child?

    By Ilana Angel

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  • My Very Merry Jewish Christmas

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  • Matisyahu – Rapper, Spitter, Kicker

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    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... More.

  • 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... More.

  • Happy Hanukkah

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  • Kobe Bryant: The Player vs. The Player

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    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... More.

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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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