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  • Mother’s Day: Redefined

    May 10, 2013 | 2:03 pm

    There are tons of stereotypes about Jewish women … the overbearing matriarch, the do-it-all maven, the neurotic meshugennah, the your-business-is-my-business yenta. You might embody an aspect of one or none of these. You might love the idea. Or shudder at the thought of it....

  • My Pastrami Mama: The complete first season

    By Jay Firestone

    January 26, 2012 | 1:00 pm

    What would you do if your mother was a pastrami sandwich?  How long would she keep before getting bitter? Does she come with a side of coleslaw?

    All pertinent questions for the first installment of “My Pastrami Mama,” a new Web series brought to you by JewishJournal Mobile.

     

     

     

     

  • Advice from the Yentas

    March 16, 2011 | 11:33 am

    These are not your grandmother’s yentas.

    The Wedding Yentas, a Conejo-based Web site offering planning advice to the modern Jewish bride, is the brainchild of Alison Friedman and Nicky Kahn.

    “While planning my wedding, I had the hardest time finding resources,” said Kahn, who...

  • Surgery Prompts Examination of Jewish Concept of Soul

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    March 16, 2010 | 4:46 pm

    Surgery is wrong. This was what I convinced myself over a two-year stint of excessive holistic health care. Thanks to an imbalanced reliance on acupuncture, I neglected a herniated disc until it ruptured somewhere between Washington, D.C., and Salvador, Brazil. When I found out I...

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  • VIDEOS: Jackie Mason vs.  Sarah Silverman—Battle YouTube

    By The Web Guy

    October 4, 2008 | 4:12 pm

    First came Sarah Silverman with a video for The Great Schlep, an organized effort to get young Jews across America to visit older relatives in Florida to convince them to back Obama [WARNING ADULT LANGUAGE]:

    And here’s Jackie Mason’s response, gleefully e-mailed all over cyberspace yesterday (Silverman’s video was released Sept. 25) by the Republican Jewish Coalition:

     

  • King of Hearts Loves to Play Matchmaker

    By Karmel Melamed

    July 8, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    He's not your typical yenta, he's not JDate and he's certainly not your grandmother's cousin once removed, but Asher Aramnia loves making love connections for local Jewish singles.

    With countless successful matches to his credit, Aramnia's matchmaking activities through the Iranian...