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  • Meredith Salenger

    April 5, 2011 | 7:06 pm

    I met Meredith through my friend, Matt. I was riding my bike in the hood when he pulled up next to me in his car, with Meredith sitting in the passenger seat. He introduced us, and she said, “You’re cute.” I said, “Thanks. I’m married.” With barely a blink, she asked,...

  • Finding Tools That Give Life Meaning

    By Rabbi Anne Brener

    June 22, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    In the Louisiana where I grew up, the Monday ritual involved a pot of red beans simmering on the stove and a washing machine chugging in the laundry room. On one of those wash days, circa 1965, our washing machine overflowed.

    Hearing noises, I ran into the washroom to find my mother...

  • Leaving the Fold—Not the Family

    By Amy Klein

    June 15, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    My father doesn't believe in Father's Day.

    I mean he knows it exists, but he doesn't celebrate it because it's not a Jewish holiday.

    When my three siblings and I were growing up in Brooklyn, he wouldn't allow us to go to New Year's parties, because they celebrate the birth of JC, as...

  • Love, Journal Style?

    May 11, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Did you meet the love of your life through The Jewish Journal's personals? Was it lasting devotion or did it crash and burn? We're compiling the best stories of people who met through The Journal to run as part of our 20th anniversary edition. Send your stories -- happy or horrid -- to letters@jewishjournal.com with the subject line: JJ Love. Be sure to include your name, since we will not run anonymous submissions.

    Deadline is May 31.


  • Unhappy New Year!

    By Mark Miller

    January 5, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    OK, I'll be absolutely honest -- I spent this past New Year's Eve alone. Sure, I could have salvaged the situation with a round of frantic last-minute calling, but I never got around to it because I had to go and get into a fight. Fortunately, I was the only one who got hurt. You...

  • The Soldier I Could Have Saved

    By Yoram Samuel

    April 22, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Thirty-three years ago an Israeli soldier was killed during the War of Attrition in Fort Kantara on the Suez Canal. The soldier's name was Kobi; he was 19. I think about Kobi every day, and sometimes I don't sleep at night. Thirty-three years have passed, and I still live with it...

  • Desperately Seeking Soulmates

    By Gaby Wenig

    February 12, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    The most successful matchmakers in the Jewish community don't want to talk romance.

    His own romance "happened so long ago, there is really not much to say about it," Alon Carmel, the co-founder, of JDate.com, the largest Jewish online personals site, tells The Journal when asked for...

  • A Personal Success

    September 9, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Dear Jewish Journal:

    About five years ago, I ended a very serious relationship. I was devastated, but knew that my life could not end over this. I did everything to try and resolve my pain but it was hopeless. I eventually moved to another city, started a new career, and got on with...

  • Singles

    By Stephen A. Simon

    April 2, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    So you've finally decided to place a personal ad.Can't believe you waited so long. Just describe yourself, the personyou want to meet and -- Shazam! Couple of phone calls, cafe, Italianrestaurant, and you'll be on your way.

    Easier than finding mustard at a hot dogconvention. Maybe you...