Jewish Journal


By Ilana Angel

14 hours ago

Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks and gratitude for the blessings in our lives. I try to be grateful everyday but Thanksgiving is special because we are all being grateful together.... read on

  • Meeting an old Friend at Target

    By Ilana Angel

    1 day ago

    Last night I went to Target to buy wrapping paper. I also stopped by the toy department to see about getting clothes for my nieces favorite doll. As I looked around I noticed a young boy sitting on the floor playing with an action figure. He looked up to ask his mom if he could... read on

  • Murder in Ferguson: Michael Brown Has Value

    By Ilana Angel

    2 days ago

    I watched the news last night from 6:00 pm until I finally fell asleep around 2:30 in the morning. I watched the announcement that the Grand Jury would not indict Officer Darren Wilson for the killing of Michael Brown. I then struggled to understand if it was  2014 or 1950. Last... read on

  • Happy Birthday Robert Angel

    By Ilana Angel

    5 days ago

    Today is my Dad’s birthday. He passed away almost 13 years ago and today marks what would have been his 76 birthday.  It is still hard to understand he is gone and it feels very unfair that he died so young. I miss him and a day does not pass where I do not talk to him, ask him for... read on

  • Disney’s Cinderella by Sir Kenneth Branagh

    By Ilana Angel

    6 days ago

    I have watched the trailer for Disney’s new live action film Cinderella a few times. By a few of course I mean more than a dozen times. I am excited about this movie for a lot of reasons and want to write about it, but feel I should share a secret with you first. The film is... read on

  • Murder, Heartache & Celebration in Israel

    By Ilana Angel

    1 week ago

    I am shocked and saddened by the gruesome murders in Israel this week. I struggle to understand what happened and it has left me in tears. I simply cannot comprehend how the violent murder of men during their morning prayers is cause for celebration for any decent human being. I... read on

  • Dating 101:  Be Brave

    By Ilana Angel

    2 weeks ago

    A man I went out on two dates with called to ask me out again.  We went out earlier this year and he was lovely. We met for drinks on our first date and had a nice time. There was no flutter, but at the urging of my readers, who insisted a flutter could come, I went on a second... read on

  • Happy Veteran’s Day

    By Ilana Angel

    2 weeks ago

    This is a day to celebrate the service of all veterans. While Memorial Day is a time of remembrance for those lost while serving, today is about celebrating all who have served and are currently dedicating their lives to our freedom and safety.  It is okay to wish people a Happy... 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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