Jewish Journal


By Ilana Angel

December 31, 2012 | 7:39 am

It has been a long year and as I look back on it, there is laughter and tears.  I am looking forward to 2013 with hope. I believe this is going to be a year of transition in terms of my... read on

  • London Report Part 2

    By Ilana Angel

    December 28, 2012 | 4:40 pm

    This is a very entertaining family.  By entertaining of course I mean totally blog worthy. The Englishman has a lovely father, who has a delightful girlfriend.  His mother is divine and she has a charming boyfriend.  The brother below him may be my new favorite human being, and the... read on

  • London Report Part 1

    By Ilana Angel

    December 26, 2012 | 5:31 pm

    After three months of talking, writing, and dreaming about it, we are finally in London.  After nine months of dating, with never more than three consecutive nights together, the Englishman and I will be spending the next two weeks together.  After almost seventeen years of my son... read on

  • Going to London For a Hug

    By Ilana Angel

    December 16, 2012 | 10:16 pm

    I am leaving on Saturday for 2 weeks in London with my Englishman.  We are taking my son and his two daughters to visit.  We will be staying with his family and I am very excited.  I have not been to England in fifteen years, and it is my son’s first trip to Europe.  I am nervous... read on

  • Murder in Newtown - God Help Us All

    By Ilana Angel

    December 15, 2012 | 8:17 am

    I am overwhelmed by what happened at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.  My heart is broken and I cry at the senseless loss. I simply do not understand what happened and I am struggling. So many lives lost, so many lives shattered, so many questions will... read on

  • Boyfriend? Lover? Partner? Dude I’m Dating?

    By Ilana Angel

    December 14, 2012 | 8:06 am

    I am 46 years old and I have a boyfriend, which is ridiculous.  Not ridiculous I am in a relationship, but that he is my "boyfriend".  By definition a boyfriend is a frequent or regular male companion in a romantic or sexual relationship. That sounds like a grown up thing, but the... read on

  • Prayer, Keys & Perfect Vision

    By Ilana Angel

    December 10, 2012 | 10:48 pm

    I have worn glasses since I was five and have such severe Keratoconus I had both of my corneas transplanted. Keratoconus is an eye disease that affects the structure of the cornea. The cornea is the clear tissue covering the front of the eye.  The shape of the cornea slowly changes... read on

  • Victoria’s Secret, Medicated Flying, Jew Hating & Shabbat

    By Ilana Angel

    December 7, 2012 | 7:56 am

    I watched the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show this week and can I just say, WOW.  These women really are spectacular looking and I watched in amazement as each one strutted her stuff.  I would like to live in a body for that for a day. By for a day of course I mean forever. 

    I... read on




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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