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  • Roses, Leftovers & Dignity While Homeless

    By Ilana Angel

    February 24, 2014 | 8:11 pm

    While in New York City last week, singer LeAnn Rimes tweeted about how she gave some roses, $20, and her leftover dinner to a homeless man. She said the man was thrilled with her generosity and happy she helped him out. It caused quite a stir on Twitter as everyone, myself... read on

  • Dating 101: Age, Kids, Sparks & Being Happy

    By Ilana Angel

    February 18, 2014 | 2:54 pm

    I am not going to date a man who is more than 2 years younger than me. I’m just not. I am not into younger men, even if it’s just a couple of years. No reason really, other than it is just not my thing. I have heard younger men can be fabulous to date because they try harder. I’ve... read on

  • Dating 101: Happy Valentine’s Day

    By Ilana Angel

    February 13, 2014 | 5:48 pm

    I love Valentine’s Day. It is a commercial holiday and has no real importance, but I love it. It is a day to celebrate love and that matters. I always get a little something for my son, and I have all the cards he made for me over the years. He is the love of my life and marking... read on

  • Robert Angel: Father, Friend, Teacher

    By Ilana Angel

    February 12, 2014 | 5:56 pm

    My father died on February 13th.  I think about him every day, but on this day, I allow myself to be sad, angry, and happy. I am sad he died, angry he’s not here, and happy my memories are plentiful. My dad, Robert Angel, was a great man and I loved him. I laugh like him and have... read on

  • Happy Birthday Mom!

    By Ilana Angel

    February 10, 2014 | 9:56 am

    Today is my mother’s 70th birthday. She is a remarkable woman and I love  her very much. I talk to her on the phone every single day, but have not seen her in over a year, which is hard. She will be in Los Angeles in June for my son’s high school graduation and I cannot wait. She... read on

  • Womanhood 101: Meetings. Crying. Coughing. Period.

    By Ilana Angel

    February 7, 2014 | 5:24 am

    I had a meeting on Tuesday that did not go well. I was coming down with what would turn out to be a bronchial infection, and was feeling a little off. I was meeting with one person, when another person joined in our conversation. I have spoken to this person before and we can’t... read on

  • The Marina & a Killer Mojito

    By Ilana Angel

    February 3, 2014 | 7:44 pm

    On Saturday I was invited to go out on a boat with my friend Michael who is one of my favorite people ever. He is a powerful and successful literary agent and we have not spoken one time when he did not make me laugh. He is funny, charming, and an inherently kind human being. He... 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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