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  • Saving the Arts – Broadway Style

    By Ilana Angel

    November 29, 2012 | 11:32 am

    When I was young I took piano lessons.  I hated them.  I begged my mother to let me stop and she said I would regret it if I quit.  I told her if I was not allowed to stop I was going to lock myself in my room and never come out.  I quit piano.  My mother was right, I regret... read on

  • Finding God in ‘Life of Pi’

    By Ilana Angel

    November 26, 2012 | 7:51 am

    I saw Life of Pi this weekend and I loved it.  It was visually stunning and just so pretty I felt like I was staring at it in awe as much as I was watching it. I saw it in 3D, and while it was great, it is not required in order to love this movie, so if you have a chance to see it... read on

  • Black Friday Madness

    By Ilana Angel

    November 23, 2012 | 1:07 pm

    What kind of crazy person goes out at midnight on a holiday to wait in line with other crazy people to save a few dollars?  That would be me. Dear Lord.  For the 4th consecutive year I did what I promised myself I would never do again.  I went shopping on Black Friday.

    I did save... read on


    By Ilana Angel

    November 20, 2012 | 2:24 pm

    Thanksgiving this year will be quiet.  Both the Englishman and me will not have our kids for the holiday so we are going to spend the day together, being grateful, quiet, and happy.  Life is complicated so to have a day when we can stop everything and remember how blessed we are,... read on

  • LeAnn Rimes, Peace & Grace

    By Ilana Angel

    November 20, 2012 | 1:45 pm

    Dear Ms. Rimes,

    I have written about you often, and it has not been kind.  I have strong opinions about you, and while there are many who love and support you, I have not.  I have been open and honest in sharing my views of you and some of your behavior.  I cannot and will not... read on

  • Justin Bieber & the Secret Beliebers

    By Ilana Angel

    November 15, 2012 | 3:43 pm

    I love Justin Bieber and am a belieber.  I love his music, think he is a sweet boy, and apart from his ridiculous clothes, think he is adorable.  I listen to him all the time and am not ashamed to say that at 46, I know all the words to his songs.  I sing along, convinced if he... read on

  • Why Straight Men Should Support Gay Marriage

    By Ilana Angel

    November 12, 2012 | 5:00 pm

    I originally posted parts of this blog back in February.   Today my son showed me a video on Facebook that I thought was so fabulous, I decided to post excerpts and share the video.  I love this video and laughed out loud because the humor is so honest.  I support marriage.  Gay or... 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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