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  • The Problem with Dry Bar - UPDATE

    By Ilana Angel

    5 days ago

    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

    1 week ago

    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

    1 week ago

    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

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  • Divorce & Dating

    By Ilana Angel

    2 weeks ago

    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

  • HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2014

    By Ilana Angel

    3 weeks 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. 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

    3 weeks 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

    3 weeks 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

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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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