Jewish Journal

  • Motherhood 101: Happy Birthday Son

    By Ilana Angel

    6 days ago

    January 18th is a very special day. It is my son’s birthday and 2017 marks his 21st year. I have loved this remarkable human being for his entire life.... More.

  • Martin Luther King Day 2017

    By Ilana Angel

    1 week ago

    “I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.

    Five score... More.

  • London is Calling

    By Ilana Angel

    2 weeks ago

    I have been working in London since Saturday and it has been wonderful. This city makes me feel happy. I have done a lot of traveling in my life, but if... More.

  • Dating 101: Start to finish in under an hour

    By Ilana Angel

    3 weeks ago

    I received an email online from a man this evening. He is handsome, educated, and at first glance seemed very entertaining. He wrote me a charming and... More.

  • Dating 101: Do the Math

    By Ilana Angel

    3 weeks ago

    I received a memory reminder picture from Facebook last night. It was a photo I had taken four years ago while on vacation with an ex-boyfriend. I was... More.

  • Love 101: Full Makeup at Bedtime

    By Ilana Angel

    December 28, 2016 | 5:12 pm

    When my beloved father passed away almost 14 years ago, my mother moved in with my older sister. She has been there ever since and it is a blessing... More.

  • Happy Hanukkah, Happy Christmas, Happy Everything

    By Ilana Angel

    December 24, 2016 | 4:18 pm

    I love it when Hanukkah lands at the same time as Christmas. It feels festive and inclusive and joyous. I hope you all have a happy and healthy holiday season. Be kind to one another and be kind to yourselves. In a world with so much darkness, be the light. Help someone in need, smile at a stranger, say thank you, laugh from deep within your soul, reach out to someone you miss, say sorry, forgive, cry because it is cathartic, and remember to not only count your blessings, but keep the faith.

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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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