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  • Dating 101: Introducing “Boots”

    By Ilana Angel

    April 17, 2016 | 10:48 am

    I had a date on Thursday night. It was my first date as a 50 year old, and I was surprisingly nervous. I usually feel a bit anxious before a date, but I... More.

  • My 50th Birthday Party

    By Ilana Angel

    April 14, 2016 | 9:53 am

    For the past 20 years I have spent my birthday with my son having dinner, occasionally including a friend or two, or the man I was in a relationship... More.

  • Happiness with “Jewelchic” Megan Castran

    By Ilana Angel

    April 12, 2016 | 7:38 pm

    In the interest of full disclosure, I have a bit of a crush on Megan Castran. She is the happiest person I have ever met, and her energy can only be... More.

  • Turning 50 in San Francisco

    By Ilana Angel

    April 12, 2016 | 3:22 pm

    I had a spectacular birthday. It was the perfect way to usher in my 50’s and since it was a milestone worthy of something special, I celebrated with... More.

  • My Half-Century Birthday

    By Ilana Angel

    April 7, 2016 | 5:28 am

    I turned 50 years old today. I feel happy, blessed, healthy, and at peace. I worked really hard to get here and am now able to take a deep breath and... More.

  • Dating 101: Being Stood Up

    By Ilana Angel

    April 4, 2016 | 9:43 pm

    A couple of years ago I was at my local pub watching a Premier League football game and a man held the door open for me. I thought it was lovely and... More.

  • The Joy of Matzah

    By Ilana Angel

    March 29, 2016 | 9:31 pm

    Today is March 29th and I just bought my first box of matzah. Passover begins on Friday, April 22nd.  A little early to be sure, but when I told my son... More.

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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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