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  • A Dream, An Ultrasound, A Tallit, A Baby, A Promise & Endless Questions

    By Ilana Angel

    November 1, 2010 | 8:45 am

    I fainted when my doctor told me I was pregnant.  We had been trying for so long, the news I was finally going to have a baby was overwhelming.  I wanted to be a mom for as long as I can remember.  It was my dream as a little girl, and being a mom is the greatest accomplishment of... read on

  • You Don’t Have To Be Jewish To Think This Is Hilarious

    By Ilana Angel

    October 30, 2010 | 11:13 pm

    We all knew that Judd Apatow was talented, but seriously, this is brilliant.  I imagine that years will go by and this will still be considered funny.  You don’t need to be a Jew to get it, all you need is a sense of humor.  Bravo to the American Jewish World Service organization for this classic.  Beyond going viral, will it help generate much needed money for your important cause?  I’m keeping the faith. 

    Click on this link and enjoy!

    American Jewish World Service

  • Jewish Vocabulary

    By Ilana Angel

    October 30, 2010 | 8:39 am

    This list of Jewish “words” was sent to me by a friend, who received it from her Dad.  I don’t know who came up with them, but they are hilarious so I thought I would share.  Whoever came up with these gets a round of applause from me.  Brilliant.

    Jewbilation (n.)  Pride in... read on

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  • Dating and Being Sexy When You Think You’re Skinny, But Others Think You’re Fat

    By Ilana Angel

    October 28, 2010 | 9:02 am

    I have been doing a little dating lately and it’s been good.  I am currently on Match.Com and am meeting some really lovely men.  I talk a lot about how interesting it is to date at age 44.  Today I’d like to focus on what it’s like to date in the body of a 44 year old real... read on

  • A Sister’s Loss, A Daughter’s Compassion, A Son’s Fear, Life and Death

    By Ilana Angel

    October 27, 2010 | 8:26 am

    My mother’s sister passed away yesterday.  She had been ill, and even though we knew we would lose her, she had hung on for so long we thought it was possible she would be okay.  My mother is one of eight children and my aunt Sarah was the youngest.

    I loved Sarah.  She was not... read on

  • A Teenager, A Single Mom, Dating, Confidence and Love

    By Ilana Angel

    October 26, 2010 | 2:05 pm

    I am in love with my son.  I can remember when he was a baby and I loved him so much I thought my heart would explode.  It keeps getting better and I love him more today than I ever have.  I am blessed to be this child’s mother everyday.

    It is an interesting time in our... read on

  • Faith, Friends and The World’s Greatest Busboy

    By Ilana Angel

    October 24, 2010 | 12:17 pm

    Last night I had dinner with my friend Rachel.  She is an ordinary girl who has led an extraordinary life, and I want to be just like her when I grow up.  She is brutally honest, yet kind.  She cuts to the chase and never lets me feel bad about myself.

    It’s great how getting... read on

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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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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