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  • Egalitarian marriages and sex

    By Dennis Prager

    February 20, 2014 | 2:21 pm

    Two weeks ago, the New York Times Magazine published a 6,000-word article, “Does a More Equal Marriage Mean Less Sex?” by Los Angeles-based psychotherapist Lori Gottlieb. It challenges some of the most preciously held ideas of feminism and progressivism.

    In a nutshell, her...

  • EVENT: Hot & Holy — A provocative discussion on sex and spirituality

    November 4, 2013 | 10:06 am

    A provocative discussion on sex and spirituality. Whether you are single, married, have a great sex life, or want one — join the conversation as we talk about what sex means to a relationship and how it is reflected in our faith.

    Moderated by Ilana Angel, panelists are Rabbi Ed...

  • Dating 101: Saying You’re Sorry

    By Ilana Angel

    November 3, 2013 | 8:55 am

    I think it is both unnatural and invigorating to date in middle age. I am 47 years old and truly surprised to still be dating. I’m not a good dater.  I am great in a relationship, but meeting new people, dating, and the time spent dating to see if there will be a relationship is...

  • Dating 101: The Coach Update

    By Ilana Angel

    October 22, 2013 | 7:26 am

    I am stressed out this week and am somewhat overwhelmed. Between college apps for my son, working on a book proposal, writing, watching way too much reality television, shooting a new reality show for BiteSize Networks, and dating someone new I really care about, it has all made me...

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  • Dating 101 – Timing is Everything

    By Ilana Angel

    October 10, 2013 | 2:36 pm

    I have a date with Coach tonight and I am looking forward to it.  He is a lovely man. He listens, values my opinion, thinks I am beautiful, makes me laugh, and through his life experiences I am not only able to respect his bravery and grace, but also value my own experiences in a...

  • Sex + God = Hot + Holy

    By Ilana Angel

    October 10, 2013 | 6:51 am

    If you read Keeping the Faith with any regularity, you know I write about sex and faith, a lot.  Both are interesting topics and both matter.  Sex is wonderful, and being sexual is important, but I am at a point in my life where I am not willing to have sex without love, and I...

  • Marry young

    By Dennis Prager

    October 9, 2013 | 1:22 pm

    I know the arguments that people give for delaying marriage: 

    “I’m not ready.”

    “I need to be financially secure first.”

    “Right now, I’m preoccupied with ____” (fill in the blank).

    “To tell you the truth, I’m having too much fun to settle down.” (This argument is usually...

  • Cory Booker & Lynsie Lee – A Non Story

    By Ilana Angel

    September 26, 2013 | 6:19 pm

    I totally have a crush on Cory Booker. He is smart, funny, aware, charming, and handsome. As the mayor of Newark, New Jersey, and a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, he is admired and respected by many, and has a promising career in American politics.  People are trying to make...

  • Dating 101: Double Dipping

    By Ilana Angel

    September 16, 2013 | 4:43 pm

    Just when I think my dating life cannot get any stranger, it does.  I have been chronicling my dating life for four years.  In that time I have had the most horrific dates ever, along with a long term relationship, and I shared it all.  From the man who arrived to our date drunk...

  • Dating 101: Looking Back to See Ahead

    By Ilana Angel

    August 29, 2013 | 2:20 pm

    I have had a series of unfortunate dates.  I am not sure how it is that I keep meeting men who are so horrible, but I do.  In meeting men who are repulsive, you can’t help but look back at past relationships and compare the old to the new. Were my past relationships with men who...

  • Sparks ignite in ‘Afternoon Delight’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 21, 2013 | 4:43 pm

    Writer-director Jill Soloway has quite the reputation for writing about Jews and sex. As co-executive producer on HBO’s hit mortuary drama “Six Feet Under,” she created a Reform rabbi character whose congregant’s boyfriend accidentally hangs himself during autoerotic asphyxiation....

  • Dating 101: Can Women ask Men Out?

    By Ilana Angel

    August 16, 2013 | 8:38 am

    I wrote a man on Match.com this week.  His profile was beautifully written, lacked the typical stench of online dating crap, and he was just the right amount of sarcastic and funny. He is handsome, smart, Jewish, and entertaining.  He wrote back and we ended up speaking on the...

  • Weiner acknowledges latest revealed lewd exchange

    July 23, 2013 | 1:43 pm

    New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner acknowledged that he participated in a newly revealed, sexually explicit social media exchange.

    “I said that other texts and photos were likely to come out, and today they have,” Weiner, a former U.S. congressman, said Tuesday after The...

  • The shandah factor: What makes Jewish sex scandals different?

    July 23, 2013 | 1:09 pm

    The guy with the socks up. The guy with the pants down. The guy with the headlocks. The guy who tweets and deletes.

    What is it with these male politicos? And why are they all Jewish?

    The cloistered community that is Washington’s Jewish elite collectively choked a little...

  • Sex Goes Kosher LUBE UPDATE

    By Ilana Angel

    July 18, 2013 | 9:42 pm

    I’m not sure how lube comes into play with oral sex, or why it being kosher would matter, but if you keep kosher, and lube stops you from having oral sex, you can now take a dive because kosher lube is available.  It is being touted as a great thing for Orthodox Jews, but the fact...

  • Dating 101: The Art of Flirting

    By Ilana Angel

    June 19, 2013 | 5:12 pm

    Flirting is one of the few things about being single that is fun.  I love to flirt, and the truth is that when it comes to the art of flirtatious banter, I am an expert. Sexual banter?  Again, an expert.  Knowing the perfect time to twirl my hair, laugh, bat my eyelashes, and offer...

  • Dating 101: Making a List of Requirements

    By Ilana Angel

    June 12, 2013 | 6:36 pm

    I have started dating and it is interesting.  By dating of course I mean I like to make dates, then chicken out and cancel them.  It is hard, but I am trying. I want to meet someone wonderful to share my life with, and apparently in order for that to happen, I have to date. I have...

  • Dating, Motherhood, Life: Getting Your Groove Back

    By Ilana Angel

    June 7, 2013 | 7:20 am

    Entering the world of dating after such a long time is interesting.  By interesting of course I mean not that interesting.  I am not sure what I am doing, having trouble getting into the rhythm of the dating dance, and frankly making a bit of a fool out of myself.  I am not good at...

  • Dear Dr.L

    By Dr. Limor Blockman

    May 30, 2013 | 12:32 pm

    Dear Dr.L- your real questions answered thoroughly by your devoted Sex & Relationship Counselor Dr.Limor.

    All questioners should be addressed to 

    Doctorlimor@gmail.com

     

    Dear Dr.L ,

    Thank you for answering our questions and for caring, I appreciate it!

    My name is Ron,...

  • Love, Sex & God

    By Ilana Angel

    May 28, 2013 | 9:18 pm

    My friends have often said I am obsessed with the romantic notion of love, and my big mistake is putting love as my number one requirement in a relationship.  I want love.  Sex is easy to find, but love is elusive, and I want it.  I think sex is better when love is there, and while...

  • Dear Dr. L

    By Dr. Limor Blockman

    May 16, 2013 | 1:02 pm

    Dear Dr.L- your real questions answered thoroughly by your devoted Sex & Relationship Counselor Dr.Limor.

    All questioners should be addressed to

    Doctorlimor@gmail.com

     

    Dear Dr.Limor,

    I'm contacting you in regards to a matter I have been struggling with, ever since my...

  • Dating 101: Love is Blind

    By Ilana Angel

    May 14, 2013 | 4:36 pm

    The process of dating is really hard.  When you are going on a series of first dates, it is also exhausting.  It takes a lot of time to get ready, to engage in banter with a stranger, to convince yourself that you want to be there, and not at home in your pajamas with a glass of...

  • Dating 101: “Why Are You Single?”

    By Ilana Angel

    May 7, 2013 | 7:41 pm

    I never like it when men ask me why I am single, yet I recently asked a man that very question.  It is an odd question and should never be asked, except when discussing your love life with a therapist. There are only two ways to answer it, and both ways are never going to be good. ...

  • Dear Dr. L

    By Dr. Limor Blockman

    April 30, 2013 | 5:28 pm

    Dear Dr.L- your real questions answered thoroughly by your devoted Sex & Relationship Counselor Dr.Limor.
    All questioners should be addressed to Doctorlimor@gmail.com

     

     

     

    Dear Dr.Limor,

    I would like to share a matter that bothers me tremendously lately. Recently I have...

  • Meditation 101

    By Arielle Adelman

    April 25, 2013 | 10:10 am

    Meditation is one of those things that until you do it, it’s really hard to understand why you should even start doing it. There are so many ways to meditate that it seems there is a method for everyone. True meditation is a peaceful, thoughtful state of awareness where the mind is...

  • You are a felon

    March 22, 2013 | 11:38 am

    “You are a felon.”  Those were the words texted by one high school kid to another after the boy bragged via text about raping an unconscious 16 year old girl in Steubenville, Ohio.  The phrase was echoed again on Sunday when the verdict was handed down – guilty.  “You are a...

  • March 16-22

    By Ryan Torok

    March 13, 2013 | 4:10 am

    Looking for Passover events? Check out our Passover calendar.


    SAT MARCH 16

    “LOVE FROM JEWISH KITCHENS”

    Storyteller Karen Golden takes a food-centric journey through the holidays with a buffet of traditional and original stories that highlight how recipes bond generations. A...

  • Passionate Lovers

    By Dr. Limor Blockman

    March 5, 2013 | 12:27 pm

    Who might be the happiest couple you encounter? Would that be that one indulgent in the most material comforts? Maybe the one fortunately blessed with many offsprings? The truth of the matter, they can all be crowned as a 'happy couple', as long as both parties remember the...

  • Becca M.

    February 13, 2013 | 7:48 am

    Becca is a close friend. My daughter, Sydney, saw me hug her hello one day and said, “Becca’s your best friend.” I felt a little pushed into it, but maybe she’s right. We’re BFFs — best friends forever.  And Sydney knew before we did.

    Becca’s the kind of girl guys love to hang...

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