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Reconnecting to Israel

By Ilana Angel

February 18, 2016 | 12:42 pm

My mother returned to Canada from Israel. She had an amazing time and when we spoke she sounded so happy that when we hung I up cried. I was happy for her... More.

  • Finding Your Soulmate

    By Ilana Angel

    February 15, 2016 | 7:47 am

    According to Wikipedia: a soulmate is somebody with whom one has a feeling of deep and natural affinity, love, intimacy, sexuality, spirituality, and/or... More.

  • Happy Valentine’s Day

    By Ilana Angel

    February 14, 2016 | 9:21 am

    My Mom turned 72 on February 10th, and for her birthday I sent her to Israel. My cousin is getting married on Monday and so as a surprise I sent her... More.

  • Mother Nature is a Man

    By Ilana Angel

    February 11, 2016 | 6:52 pm

    One would hope women have compassion for other women. Who better to understand cramps and childbirth than a woman?  Even if she’s never had a baby, a... More.

  • Phone Etiquette

    By Ilana Angel

    February 3, 2016 | 7:14 am

    When I call someone on the phone, I start with hello. When I end a call, I finish with goodbye. My friend Michael doesn’t bother with hello or goodbye.... More.

  • LA Rain, Road Rage & Special Driving Permits

    By Ilana Angel

    January 31, 2016 | 9:24 pm

    It rained in Los Angeles today. I had errands to run and so driving was unavoidable. The simple fact is that when it rains in Los Angeles, the city... More.

  • My Social Media Shabbat Shake Up

    By Ilana Angel

    January 29, 2016 | 7:58 am

    Shabbat this week will mark the first time in over six years I will not be on Twitter. It has certainly been a shake up to my social media, but the... More.

  • International Holocaust Remembrance Day

    By Ilana Angel

    January 27, 2016 | 7:12 am

    Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

    January 27th marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. 

    Seventy one years later, we remember, and vow never to forget.

    I pray for everyone and everything lost, and for the world today.

    I pray for not only my people, but all people.

    I pray.

    I remember.

    I will never forget.

    I am keeping 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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