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Dating 101: Who is looking for me?

By Ilana Angel

January 23, 2014 | 8:20 am

Dating is an interesting thing. By interesting of course I mean a pain in the ass. I date because I want to share my life with someone, not because it is fun. Dating is exhausting in... read on

  • NYC, the 16th Floor, College & Jazz

    By Ilana Angel

    January 21, 2014 | 12:58 pm

    I love New York City. We arrived on Saturday and are on the flight home now on  Tuesday. It was cold and I couldn’t get enough. I freak out in LA when I need to wear socks, but in NYC it is truly winter and can’t get cold enough for me.  My Canadian heart soared and while not at... read on


    By Ilana Angel

    January 17, 2014 | 7:58 pm

    On January 18, 1996 I gave birth to my one and only child. It was the most wonderful day of my entire life and I fell in love in a way I did not know was possible. This child is magic. He is funny, smart, charming, handsome, kind, aware, generous, compassionate, and a truly... read on

  • Stop Choosing To Live Life in Prison

    By Ilana Angel

    January 16, 2014 | 10:55 pm

    I am a very blessed human being. Some would say I am lucky rather than blessed, but I believe God has a hand in my luck, which makes me blessed. I have a lot of things happening in my life and they have been consuming my time and thoughts. Professionally there are things I cannot... read on

  • Martha Stewart, Ralph Lauren, Brian Dennehy & a Perfect Cookie

    By Ilana Angel

    January 13, 2014 | 5:11 pm

    If Martha Stewart and Ralph Lauren had a baby, it would be my friend Pam. She is a perfect mixture of these two icons with a smidge of Sharon Osbourne thrown in for a little flavor. Everything she does is beautiful. From folding a napkin, to a delicious dinner, to the perfect... read on

  • Prayers, Addiction & Love for Andy

    By Ilana Angel

    January 9, 2014 | 12:19 am

    Today I was in West Hollywood running errands. As I ran from one shop to another I came across a man on the street with a sign asking for money. He looked young and it made me sad. I gave him a dollar and told him to be safe. He said thank you, and I told him I would keep him in my... read on

  • Dating 101: Introducing the Gentile Giant

    By Ilana Angel

    January 5, 2014 | 8:36 am

    I had a date last night. We met online, spoke on the phone, and exchanged a couple of text conversations. He is my age, funny, charming, and I think he looks like a young Ed O’Neill. He is a gentle and inherently kind man. I felt comfortable with him both on the phone and in... read on

  • Dating, Drugs, Religion & Faith

    By Ilana Angel

    January 3, 2014 | 8:37 am

    I am surprised every single day by the world of online dating and fascinated by how dumb men are. Not stupid, although some are, but just dumb. How is it that a man can think using the words sexy, sensual, intimacy, lover, or oral in their profile names will make them attractive?... 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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