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Dating 101: Would you marry yourself?

By Ilana Angel

December 19, 2014 | 8:22 am

Last night at a holiday party I was chatting with my friend David about dating. He is charming, handsome, intelligent, Jewish all the way through his soul, and being in his presence is... read on

  • A Simple Question on Words With Friends

    By Ilana Angel

    December 15, 2014 | 7:50 am

    I love Words With Friends. I play mostly against readers of my blog. They are, for the most part, wonderful people. I love when a new game starts and they tell me who they are as I may not recognize them from social media. It is great and they feel like they know me, which I take... read on

  • The Problem with Dry Bar - UPDATE

    By Ilana Angel

    December 12, 2014 | 8:38 am

    I remember when Dry Bar opened in my neighborhood. I was thrilled to have the service, annoyed I didn’t think of the idea, and comforted that my Jewfro could be tamed anytime I wanted. I had every stylist do my hair until I found one who understood my locks and managed to take it... read on

  • Dating 101:  Bubbles Burst

    By Ilana Angel

    December 9, 2014 | 6:30 pm

    I can think of something nice to say about every man I have dated. Not one date dated, but relationship dated. If they were all in a room together and you could see them in a group, you'd see they're handsome, charming, smart, accomplished, and funny men. Some more than others of... read on

  • Racism in America

    By Ilana Angel

    December 7, 2014 | 9:26 pm

    I am a short, middle class, Jewish woman. I am 48 years old and thanks to an abundance of freckles on the fair English skin I got from my father, I look 38. I have a cute nose, hazel eyes that lean towards green and although born in Israel, I look like an average American even... read on

  • Divorce & Dating

    By Ilana Angel

    December 1, 2014 | 7:38 am

    I had a falling out with the Specialist and it has left me feeling sad, disappointed, and angry. I am sad because our friendship took a hit, disappointed because I think it is his fault, and angry because he thinks it was my fault. At the end of the day it is unfortunate. It is a... read on


    By Ilana Angel

    November 26, 2014 | 7:14 pm

    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. Since this is my 48th Thanksgiving, I am going to share 48 things I am grateful for, in no... read on

  • Meeting an old Friend at Target

    By Ilana Angel

    November 26, 2014 | 7:02 am

    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

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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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