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JDate Checks In To Check Me Out

By Ilana Angel

October 9, 2010 | 8:40 am

I am having lunch today with some people who work at JDate.  My regular readers know that I have agreed to do all my online dating through JDate until the end of the year.  They feel that I... read on

  • Insomnia Is Bad, Friday is Good – Shabbat Shalom

    By Ilana Angel

    October 8, 2010 | 9:23 am

    I love sleeping.  Really, really love it.  I love my bed, clean high thread count sheets, fluffy pillows and comfy pajamas.  I love all the things that contribute to a good nights sleep.  Sadly, the one thing I am missing in my search for the perfect nights rest, is the ability to... read on

  • The Motion Picture & Television Fund Needs To Remember Charlie Chaplin

    By Ilana Angel

    October 7, 2010 | 11:36 am

    I went to an event this week that was raising awareness for the plight of the residents of the Motion Picture & Television Fund’s long-term care facility.  It was put on by an organization called Saving the Lives of Our Own and was held at The Renberg Theater in Hollywood.

    It was... read on

  • Gay Teen Suicide: Rest in Peace Asher, Raymond, Tyler, Billy & Seth

    By Ilana Angel

    October 5, 2010 | 8:07 am

    Tall, short, fat, thin, smart, simple, gay or straight, I love my son.  He is the single most important thing in my life and there is nothing I would not do for him, or anything he could do that would make me not love him.  His joy is my joy and his pain is my own.  I cannot imagine... read on

  • Dr. Laura Schlessinger Needs To Stop Talking

    By Ilana Angel

    October 4, 2010 | 11:58 pm

    When I think about people who have no clue, I often think of Dr. Laura Schlessinger.  She said that as an observant Orthodox Jew, homosexuality is an abomination according to Leviticus 18:22, and cannot be condoned under any circumstance. The following response is an open letter to... read on

  • Jewish Convicted Felons, A Bus to San Quentin & Getting Set Up On Dates

    By Ilana Angel

    October 4, 2010 | 9:29 am

    My last boyfriend was a convicted felon. He served time for drug possession.  When we met he had been out of prison and sober for years.  We didn’t break up because he was a felon, but rather because he was a liar and douchelord.  I was convinced for a long time losing him was a... read on

  • Fever + Aches + Sneezing = a Fine Line Between Alone and Lonely

    By Ilana Angel

    October 2, 2010 | 7:26 pm

    I woke up with a fever, aching body, and an insane amount of sneezing.  It came out of nowhere and I’m hoping it will pass just as quickly.  I never get sick.  I mean I get sick of course, but not that often.  I simply won’t allow it.  It’s hellish when a single mom is sick.

    I... read on

  • Lunch With JDate Was Yet Another Interesting Online Dating Experience

    By Ilana Angel

    October 2, 2010 | 9:19 am

    Usually when I write I had a JDate lunch it means I had a date with a man I met on JDate.  This week when I say I had a JDate lunch, it means I went out with some employees of JDate.  I met a couple of ladies who wanted to check in and see how I was doing, how the blog was, and if 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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