Jewish Journal

  • ‘Shamor L’Amour’ guide seeks to foster healthy romantic relationships

    by Gabe Friedman, JTA

    2 weeks ago

    Talking about domestic violence may not seem like the most romantic way to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

    Nonetheless, Jewish Women International has timed the release of a new guide aimed at combating domestic abuse and fostering healthy relationships to coincide with the Feb. 14...

  • How we met: Love stories for Valentine’s Day

    By Ilana Angel

    2 weeks ago

    This Valentine’s Day, I am beginning a new series asking happy couples the age-old dinner-table question: How did you meet? I believe that, for those looking for love, there is nothing more inspiring than a real love story.

    Ellen Abramson-Cohen and Jonathan Cohen 

    Ellen is from...

  • Son’s postcard to Lodz Ghetto resurfaces 72 years later

    By Tom Tugend

    2 weeks ago

    Almost 73 years ago, on March 21, 1942, Stefan Prager wrote a postcard from Sweden to his parents, who had been deported from their native Berlin to the Lodz Ghetto in Poland.

    He wrote about his recently celebrated 18th birthday, adding, “I’m feeling healthy and the winter passed...

  • Five questions you may want to ask yourself if you are single

    by Rabbi Yossi Ives

    2 weeks ago

    Are you afraid of getting close? Do you follow a pattern of backing out of relationships once they get serious? If so, chances are that your relationships are fine, but you have difficulty with intimacy and attachment. Don’t give up the relationship; get help to give up your fear. ...

  • The singles crisis: Let’s support singles for relationship success

    by Rabbi Yossi Ives

    2 weeks ago

    We are now facing a genuine singles crisis. Lara, a successful 37-year-old chemist from San Diego, is concerned that her dream of marriage and a family will elude her. She rarely meets anyone for more than a few dates, and her only serious relationships have been long-distance...

  • Navigating the dating game

    By Kylie Jane Wakefield

    2 weeks ago

    Technology has revolutionized the dating world, but sometimes it’s better to go old school — especially if you’re on the older side yourself. 

    Just ask Judith Gottesman, a former geriatric social worker who’s been running her matchmaking business, Soul Mates Unlimited (whose...

  • Decorating to improve your love life

    By Jonathan Fong

    2 weeks ago

    Admit it. The first time you visit the home of someone you’ve just started dating, don’t you love to snoop around the place to get some clue about this potential mate? You might look at the pictures on the wall, the books on the shelves, maybe the style of furniture to get an idea...

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