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  • Chelsea Football vs. 49ers Football

    By Ilana Angel

    January 23, 2013 | 6:55 am

    I was at a bar last weekend where everyone was a San Francisco 49ers fan. When San Francisco won the game to get them into the Super Bowl, people went nuts.  I saw grown men crying for joy and it was fascinating.  While I like the Super Bowl, I watch more for the commercials than... read on

  • Martin Luther King Day 2013

    By Ilana Angel

    January 21, 2013 | 7:05 am

    “I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.

    Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as... read on

  • Happy Birthday to my Son, Friend, Teacher, Love

    By Ilana Angel

    January 18, 2013 | 12:58 am

    Today is my son’s birthday.  He is the most wonderful human being I have ever known and it is hard to believe that the baby in this photo is now 17 years old.  He is smart, funny, kind, thoughtful, talented, gorgeous, charming, and in my opinion, perfect.  I am in love with this... read on

  • If You Have Love, Does Marriage Matter?

    By Ilana Angel

    January 13, 2013 | 8:29 pm

    Ever since I was little I wanted to get married.  When I tied the knot the first time it was a remarkable time in my life.  I loved my husband, my parents walked me down the aisle, all my siblings were there, and my life was full of hope and promise.  Even though my marriage did... read on

  • Jet Lag + Flu + Animal Cruelty = Pissed Off Cat Lady

    By Ilana Angel

    January 10, 2013 | 8:17 am

    I have been back from London for five days.  Five long and painful days.  I have been struck with the flu and it has about done me in.  On top of that, I am suffering from brutal jet lag.  I cannot breathe through my nose, cannot sleep, and need a nap around 2 o’clock every... read on

  • London Report Part 4: Coming Home

    By Ilana Angel

    January 6, 2013 | 7:28 am

    It is over.  After 2 weeks in London, we made our way back to Los Angeles.  In some ways the trip felt like we gone over a weekend, and in others it felt like a lifetime.  Trips to visit family are more work than vacation, and while there was stress, pressure, and a few tears, it... read on

  • London Report Part 3 - Monopoly

    By Ilana Angel

    January 1, 2013 | 4:55 pm

    I am in London with my Englishman and we are having a wonderful time.  His family is lovely.  They have opened up their homes to my son and me and it has been great.  I see the Englishman in a new light here.  He is in his element, in the city he loves, with the people that matter... 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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