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  • After Years of Storytelling, Bethenny Tells the Truth, But Just a Little

    By Ilana Angel

    March 29, 2011 | 10:37 am

    Bethenny starts off this week with a girl’s night out in anticipation of her 40th birthday.  She has her “friends” over and you can’t help but wonder who these women are.  She slams them, saying they look like hookers, and strippers.  They are now watching back asking why the... read on

  • Online Dating Gets Fun By Searching for Love through Twitter

    By Ilana Angel

    March 27, 2011 | 10:32 pm

    I recently got an email from a young man in New York City named Jonathan.  He is in his twenties, and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.  Jonathan, along with his friend Ari, gradated in 2007 from the School of Engineering and Applied Science.  They met in the dining hall... read on

  • Arrivederci Jersey Shore

    By Ilana Angel

    March 25, 2011 | 9:45 am

    Thursday night was the season finale of Jersey Shore.  You would think the last show would be a blast, but in the end it was a little disappointing because we spent an hour watching Ronnie and Sammi break up, again, for good, again.  I love this show but come on.  MTV owed loyal... read on

  • Rest in Peace Elizabeth Taylor

    By Ilana Angel

    March 23, 2011 | 8:16 am

    “I call upon you to draw from the depths of your being — to prove that we are a human race, to prove that our love outweighs our need to hate, that our compassion is more compelling than our need to blame.” 

    Elizabeth Taylor

    “My Mother was an extraordinary woman who lived life... read on

  • Bethenny Frankel is Jewish?  Right.  Nice Baptism

    By Ilana Angel

    March 22, 2011 | 3:39 pm

    Bethenny Ever After was on last night and once again I watched.  I cannot stop watching.  Every week I think she will never back to her old fabulous self and every week she becomes more repulsive and offensive.  She is in love with her own voice, is convinced she is funny, and... read on

  • The LA Marathon, Monsoon Rain, Kindness of Strangers and Beit T’Shuvah

    By Ilana Angel

    March 21, 2011 | 9:18 am

    Sunday was the Los Angeles Marathon.  It was also the day that a monsoon hit LA.  It did not stop raining all day and we’re not talking about a little bit of rain here.  It was a torrential downpour of rain, with vicious wind and serious cold.  At one point it actually felt like it... read on

  • Sarah Palin is in Israel

    By Ilana Angel

    March 20, 2011 | 5:15 pm

    I am always happy when high profile people visit Israel because it sheds light on a place that I love.  The thing is, Palin stopping by for two days is not seeing Israel, it is a flyby political ploy, which is fine, but if this visit gets her closer to a bid for the White House, we... 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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