Fast Easy

"Have an easy fast" is a common Yom Kippur greeting.

"Gemar Chatima Tovah" means "May you be sealed [in the Book of Life] for a happy year"

Is it true what I've heard about Modox women in their 30's?

Bread and Water

On Rosh Hashanah, it is traditional to "cast off" (tashlikh) our sins from the previous year by throwing bread into a body of flowing water, preferably one inhabited by fish.

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Gefilte fish is a traditional meal, popular during Jewish holidays, that many would say is an acquired taste.


Today marks the five year anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States.

A gift of wood is traditional for a fifth year wedding anniversary.

For America, the gift is freedom.

Reaching New Heights

It's a JDate fact: women lie about their weight, and men lie about their height. At 5'6", folks have advised me to tack on an extra inch in my profile, because that will turn me up in more search results, a virtual foot in the door. Personally, I'd rather inch my way in with accurate stats.

To quote Samuel L. Jackson in Pulp Fiction, "Personality goes a long way."