Jewish Journal

Prayer, Faith & God

By Ilana Angel

October 17, 2013 | 6:57 pm

This week I experienced a perfect evening. It was one of those nights where you think everything is good in the world.  By world of course I mean the exact place where you are.  I was... read on

  • Maya Angelou: Teacher of Quiet, Lady of Grace

    By Ilana Angel

    October 16, 2013 | 2:53 pm

    I was speaking to someone about Maya Angelou yesterday and in bringing her up in conversation I was reminded to revisit some of her teachings.  I have long been inspired and moved by Ms. Angelou.  Without her ever having looked into my eyes, I cannot think of another human being... read on

  • Discovering Etsy

    By Ilana Angel

    October 14, 2013 | 3:13 pm

    Am I the last person to learn about Etsy?  I had seen the name floating around as I spend so much time online using social media, but I had never taken a look or gone shopping.  A friend recently sent me a link to something she bought and I was hooked. Damn it. I am now spending... read on

  • College Applications, Xanax & Admission

    By Ilana Angel

    October 13, 2013 | 1:55 pm

    The process of applying to college is one that calls out for medical assistance.  My son is working on his applications and I am not allowed to help him, yet he wants me to sit close by should he need me he can yell out questions he needs assistance with.  I sit, he works, I... read on

  • Respect and Prayers for Adrian Peterson

    By Ilana Angel

    October 12, 2013 | 12:44 pm

    Adrian Peterson is a running back for the Minnesota Vikings.  He is young, handsome, successful, and from all accounts, a lovely and decent human being. As a woman who is raising a son, I look at men like Adrian and am inspired to dream big for my child. Adrian Peterson’s life is... read on

  • Dating 101 – Timing is Everything

    By Ilana Angel

    October 10, 2013 | 2:36 pm

    I have a date with Coach tonight and I am looking forward to it.  He is a lovely man. He listens, values my opinion, thinks I am beautiful, makes me laugh, and through his life experiences I am not only able to respect his bravery and grace, but also value my own experiences in a... read on

  • Michelle Duggar Needs to Close the Factory

    By Ilana Angel

    October 10, 2013 | 1:40 pm

    Michelle Duggar, the woman with 19 kids and a reality show, has announced she is trying to get pregnant with her 20th child and if it is God’s will, her family will be blessed with another child.  This woman has lost her mind and I seriously think she has some kind of mental issue.... read on

  • Sex + God = Hot + Holy

    By Ilana Angel

    October 10, 2013 | 6:51 am

    If you read Keeping the Faith with any regularity, you know I write about sex and faith, a lot.  Both are interesting topics and both matter.  Sex is wonderful, and being sexual is important, but I am at a point in my life where I am not willing to have sex without love, and 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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