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  • Thank You

    By Ilana Angel

    July 27, 2015 | 10:50 am

    I’ll be taking a few days off beginning today and want to take a moment to say thank you to everyone who spends part of their day with me. I’m going in the hospital this morning for my 2nd surgery in 6 months and while a little nervous and anxious, I am mostly relieved to have it...

  • The Procrastination Blog

    By Beit T'shuvah

    July 3, 2013 | 1:25 pm

    By Matt Shapiro

    Yesterday, I had to write a tremendously difficult email to Josh, editor of this blog, and tell him I made a mistake. Not just any mistake, mind you, but a mistake born out of procrastination, a long-standing foe of mine. You see, my blog posts are supposed to go...

  • Life, Dating & Relationships on a Blog

    By Ilana Angel

    May 5, 2013 | 3:19 pm

    Blogging about your personal life is an interesting journey.  There are days when I think it is the greatest job ever, and others when I want to crawl under a rock and never write another word.  In the end it simply is what I do, and the good outweighs the bad, but that does not...

  • What is Rape and Who is Jane Doe?

    By Ilana Angel

    March 25, 2013 | 9:20 am

    I have had a rough couple of weeks.  I have been struggling to find my way and it has left me exhausted.  I am worried and afraid about things that I have no control over.  I’m not sure if it is my approaching birthday, the fact that my son has his own car and is out and about on...

  • How to Write a Blog About Redemption

    By Beit T'shuvah

    March 6, 2013 | 1:35 pm

    By Ben Spielberg


    1. Sit down. Nobody writes blogs standing up.

    2. Choose your writing instrument of choice. As I’ve grown up with computers, I prefer my laptop. Our elder writers are uncomfortable typing because they are reminded of the tiring berating of Mavis Beacon. They...

  • Love, Cats, Stealing & Blessings

    By Ilana Angel

    August 20, 2012 | 1:02 pm

    Thank you all for your inquiries about my Englishman.  We are still together and doing great.  He is a remarkable man and has shown me a kindness that I have never known.  He is funny and charming, has a killer accent, and is not anyone I would ever have imagined myself dating.


  • Killer Blog

    By Elliot Steingart

    August 9, 2012 | 11:38 am

    Any time you leave town you gain perspective. Since returning from my Pittsburgh trip, I’ve thought more about my relationship with my girlfriend. When you dig deeper you begin to uncover the hidden truths in any relationship.

    I first dismissed her reckless driving, and grew...

  • Geraldo Rivera, Kim Kardashian, Billionaire Justice & a List

    By Ilana Angel

    March 24, 2012 | 8:20 pm

    There has certainly been a lot going on lately, and while all of these subjects deserve an article all to themselves, I am in Mommy mode this week and with my child’s insane schedule, I have opted to throw them all into one blog.  It makes sense really because the one piece that...

  • Losing faith in religion blogs*

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    February 14, 2012 | 11:39 am

    Since The God Blog started almost five years ago, countless great religion blogs have launched. Some, like the DMN religion blog, are not what they used to be. Others have stopped posting altogether.

    In the past two weeks, we lost a pair of good ones. (Update—add Belief Beat to the...

  • News Flash: Jill Zarin Loves Barbra Streisand!

    By Ilana Angel

    December 11, 2011 | 4:42 pm

    I am not the world’s biggest Jill Zarin fan, and contrary to the crazy kool aid drinkers of the blogosphere, I do not work for her.  I have written some blogs that support her and others not so much.  At the end of the day I like her as a television personality because she is funny...

  • Single, Happy, Hopeful & Strutting

    By Ilana Angel

    November 30, 2011 | 9:12 am

    I am in a dating slump and frankly have no real interest in getting out of it. I had a date last week that was completely uneventful, and when I came across someone online I thought looked interesting, it turned out he was a reader of my blog and while a fan, was not brave enough to...

  • Blogging Needs Decency and Regulations

    By Ilana Angel

    November 27, 2011 | 9:55 pm

    It has been an interesting week in the blogosphere.  I am reeling from what has been written both on my blog and on Twitter.  The level of hate and bad behavior that has been caused is quite remarkable.  I never would have imagined that I would be faced with such hate.

    As a Jewish...

  • Real Housewives of New Jersey, Big Brother, Celebrity Rehab & Jersey Shore

    By Ilana Angel

    August 15, 2011 | 12:03 am

    The only way to blog about all the current reality television would be for me to quit my job and spend all of my time in front of the television.  That sounds like a dream job, but I cannot do it for fear of losing all my brain cells, and failing miserably as a mother.

    However, just...

  • The blogger is a dog

    April 4, 2011 | 10:21 am

    Or a lunatic, extremist or just someone whose opinion you would dismiss were you really to know him.

    Like the famous 1993 New Yorker cartoon, where one dog explains to the other that “On the Internet, nobody knows you are a dog,” we are inundated today with information from sources...

  • Palin calls bloggers ‘kids in pajamas’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 11, 2008 | 7:32 pm

    In an interview with Greta Van Susteren last night, former GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin referred to bloggers as a bunch of mean-spirited “kids in pajamas sitting in the basement of their parents’ homes.”

    For the aforementioned bloggers, responding to Palin’s slight was like shooting fish in a barrel (or deer from a helicopter). And Palin does deserve some rebuking for a pretty wild generalization. I, for one, often blog in much less than my pajamas.

  • Joe Klein’s dual-loyalty assertion for Jews

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 1, 2008 | 1:07 pm

    Time’s Joe Klein

    Yeah, I’m late to this story, but talk about shaking a hornet’s nest. Last week, Time’s Joe Klein made claims about the Iraq war that has bloggers buzzing, burning,foaming, fuming and, a few, applauding. The reason: his blog post’s penultimate paragraph included some...

  • God’s Blog #4: Leaving your father and mother

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 1, 2008 | 9:47 am

    I’m not one to brag, but it’s important to note before going on that I’m a bestselling author. You’ve know doubt heard of my book, The Bible, but it’s not always so clear you—that’s the universal you—know what is in it. For example: I told Adam quite early on that man would one day...

  • A direct line with The God Blog

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 1, 2008 | 9:03 am

    Readers of this blog have likely noticed that the old RSS feed no longer works. It died with the launch of the new Web site. So, if you want to receive regular notifications of new content on The God Blog, click on the orange-and-white icon to the right, just below “contact,” or on this link.

    I didn’t use to subscribe to RSS feeds, but since signing up for Google Reader last month, at the advice of LAist Zach Behrens, I’ve found it a lot easier to keep track of postings on my favorite blogs.

  • Welcoming God’s Blog to The God Blog

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 30, 2008 | 4:08 pm


    Tuesday marked the arrival of the new blogger at The God Blog. He can be seen in the cartoon to the right, which I cropped from here, and He’s kind of a big deal, so I’ve given Him His own category.

    It’s called God’s Blog, and, as The Creator wrote, “Here, and also here, you’ll...

  • Briefs: Blogging for Israel@60, Weil makes it official

    May 1, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Blogging for Israel's Anniversary

    Craig Taubman loves to brainstorm. That's how he came up with many of his ideas for Israel's 60th anniversary -- such as the "flash mob," where 60 people will converge in a Los Angeles street (he won't say when and where), stand still for 60 seconds,...

  • Brave + mensch = ?

    By Rob Eshman

    December 27, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Three years ago, we were sitting around our offices dreaming up an end-of-the-year issue, inundated with examples from other magazines: The Ten Best Movies, The Ten Richest Angelenos, The Ten Most Powerful Hollywood Players, The Ten Top Restaurants, The Ten Hottest Bars and et...
  • Virtual, viral fundraising brings real donations

    By Andrew Keshner

    December 6, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Hoping to raise money for a three-day bike ride over Labor Day to benefit the Jewish environmental organization Hazon, Ariela Pelaia turned to her blog.

    Pelaia, 26, thought she could find donors by raffling off books on her personal Web site, www.bakingandbooks.com, which draws up to...

  • Generation Next—a new vision for the Jewish future

    By Esther D. Kustanowitz

    November 29, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    This speech, by writer/editor/blogger Esther D. Kustanowitz, was delivered at the 2007 General Assembly convened in Nashville by United Jewish Communities as part of the "Next Generation" plenary. At the plenary, a range of young Jewish and Israeli activists, bloggers, an...
  • Blogs are so vicious (according to Fox News, anyhow)

    By JewishJournal.com

    July 29, 2007 | 5:40 pm

    —Dennis Wilen

  • The Archivist

    By Dara Lehon

    July 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    I've always been a pack rat. I used to save every letter I got, every note I drafted but didn't mail, every card to every gift. My scribbled-in Hello Kitty diary and my first-ever plastic address book (the red one with hearts) that stored vitals for my camp friends, crushes and...