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Suffering for Beauty

By Ilana Angel

June 29, 2012 | 9:08 am

I get my eyebrows waxed with regularity.  By regularity of course I mean I never miss an appointment.  I have dragged myself to my waxing lady when I was sick, pregnant, happy, sad, rich or... read on

  • Strong, Brave, Smart

    By Ilana Angel

    June 27, 2012 | 12:44 am

    To the little girl who I saw get a spanking by her mother today, I want you to know that I think you are a wonderful person. 

    I have been thinking about you all day and I hope you know that you are strong, you are brave, and you are smart. 

    Keep the faith.

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  • Football, Prayers & Faking it for Love

    By Ilana Angel

    June 24, 2012 | 6:49 pm

    If you are going to date an Englishman, you have to like football (soccer).  By like it of course I mean pretend you like it so as to impress him.  I have been pretending to care about this game for months and it has been exhausting.  It started out with my blatant faking of... read on

  • Is Sex Without Emotion a Deal Breaker?

    By Ilana Angel

    June 21, 2012 | 5:11 pm

    I had a conversation this week about sex and cheating that was fascinating.  By fascinating of course I mean men are pigs.  I think sex requires emotion to be good, but the man I was speaking with insisted sex can be great without emotion, and sometimes the lack of emotion can even... read on

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  • Dating and Divorce

    By Ilana Angel

    June 18, 2012 | 11:31 pm

    I have been divorced for 16 years and in that time I have had two relationships I thought would last forever.  One was an actual engagement that ended with my heart broken, and one was with a total douchelord who ripped young.  He was my priority, I was building a career, and every... read on

  • Happy Father’s Day

    By Ilana Angel

    June 16, 2012 | 10:44 am

    I love you.
    I respect you.
    I honor you. 
    I thank you.
    I remember you.
    I miss you.
    I miss you.
    I miss you.
    I miss you.
    I miss you.
    I miss you.
    I miss you.
    I miss you.
    I miss you.
    I miss you.

    Rest in peace Dad.

    I am keeping the faith.

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  • An Evening with the USC Shoah Foundation Institute

    By Ilana Angel

    June 14, 2012 | 4:43 pm

    The USC Shoah Foundation Institute is a very special place to me.  My years working there were the highlight of my professional career, but it was so much more.  It is where I went through a divorce, raised my son, became a phenomenal mother, landed on my feet, embraced my faith,... read on

  • Pure Love in the Middle of a Travel Nightmare

    By Ilana Angel

    June 13, 2012 | 12:25 pm

    Yesterday I flew to New York City.  By flew to New York City of course I mean I ended up in a travel nightmare.  I was taking a client’s child to the east coast to go to camp for 2 weeks.  The plan was to fly her in, drop her to her best girlfriend, have dinner with my friends in... 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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