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  • Yom Kippur 2013

    By Ilana Angel

    September 13, 2013 | 1:56 pm

    Tonight marks the beginning of Yom Kippur. Though I speak to God every single day, Yom Kippur is special because when every Jew prays at the same time it is a chorus being sent to God and that matters. I hope we are all inscribed in the Book of Life and have a year of health and... read on

  • Dating 101: Mug Shots & Convicted Felons

    By Ilana Angel

    September 13, 2013 | 7:13 am

    I received an email this week from a man online that I am pretty sure was using a mug shot as his profile picture.  The Internet is an amazing place and while the odds of finding love online are not good, it would appear that the chances of meeting a felon are great.  For a woman... read on

  • Motherhood 101: College Makes Me Cry

    By Ilana Angel

    September 11, 2013 | 9:58 pm

    Ever since my son started the process of applying to colleges I have been crying. I am overcome with pride and fear at the same time. He is a remarkable human being and my entire heart is wrapped up in him and so the thought that we have arrived to this place, when I feel like I... read on

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  • Motherhood:  Pride, Stress & Fear of a College Application

    By Ilana Angel

    September 8, 2013 | 4:26 pm

    My son has begun the process of applying to university and it is overwhelming on a lot of levels.  I am proud beyond measure that he wants to go to college and has a clear vision of what his future looks like.  It is stressful because the amount of paperwork is overwhelming and... read on

  • Happy New Year

    By Ilana Angel

    September 4, 2013 | 6:26 am

    May you be inscribed in 

    the Book of Life

    for a year filled with

    health, happiness and peace.

     

    God Bless you and your family,

    and may you always

    Keep the Faith.

  • LeAnn Rimes Crosses a Line

    By Ilana Angel

    September 2, 2013 | 9:17 pm

    I am not a fan of LeAnn Rimes.  I enjoy her older music and there is no denying she used to be a talented singer, but as a woman, I have no respect for her. LeAnn Rimes is young.  I was not nearly as dumb or immature at 31 that she is, but still, she is young and her dysfunctional... read on

  • Crack, an Empty Nest, a New Girlfriend & Taco Night

    By Ilana Angel

    September 1, 2013 | 7:55 am

    This week, while running an errand in Hollywood, I came upon a young man on the street. He looked a little bit like Jesus as he had a beard and was wearing a long white tunic of some kind.  As I approached him, he asked me if I had any spare crack.  I stopped for a second because I... 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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