Jewish Journal

Cancer Free Zone

By Ilana Angel

13 hours ago

Since I shared my story of thyroid cancer I have heard from a staggering number of people who have been touched by this disease. People from all over the world, all ages and religions,... read on

  • Friendship 101: Lying by Omission

    By Ilana Angel

    1 week ago

    Yesterday a friend lied to me. He chose to not share something the moment it should have been shared, instead choosing to omit it from the conversation, only to bring it up in passing at a later time. The omission was a big deal, yet it was mentioned in the same way one would ask... read on

  • Please Just Shut Up

    By Ilana Angel

    1 week ago

    I am an informed person. I read the newspaper, several news and entertainment sites online, and am active on social media. I see things, I hear things, I am told things. I have a lot of opinions about a lot of things. I like to talk about politics, religions, sex, and any other... read on

  • Mother, Father, Son & Valentine’s Day

    By Ilana Angel

    2 weeks ago

    I have not been feeling good this week. All things considered I am doing great, but it has been a particularly emotional few days as I com\ to terms with my cancer diagnosis, mentally prepare myself for radiation, and try to understand how my life looks now. Cancer messes with your... read on

  • Dating 101: Don’t be a mind reader

    By Ilana Angel

    3 weeks ago

    I went on my first date since having surgery. Ugh. It needed to happen and the truth is I was ready, but it was a comedy of errors and it took me a week to write about it because that is how long it took to stop crying and laugh at the absurdity of it all. I've written about... read on

  • Getting Perspective From a Baby

    By Ilana Angel

    January 30, 2015 | 11:23 am

    Yesterday I met my friend Dana for breakfast. I have known Dana for over a decade and I really like her. She is cool, smart, edgy, evolved, kind, and probably the most well-adjusted and grown up person I know. She inspires me to try and be cool and though it is usually an epic... read on

  • Remembering the Holocaust in a Slow Moving World

    By Ilana Angel

    January 27, 2015 | 10:27 am

    It has been 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz, which was the largest concentration camp built by the Germans. It is estimated that 1.3 million people were sent to Auschwitz and 1.1 million of those people were murdered. That is 603 people murdered every single day for 5... read on

  • Do I have the good cancer?

    By Ilana Angel

    January 19, 2015 | 6:53 pm

    I have thyroid cancer.  It scares me to say it out loud, but the fact is I have thyroid cancer, have had my thyroid removed, and am going to be fine. The hardest thing I have ever been through in my life was not hearing I had cancer, but having to tell my child that I did. He is... 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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