The New York Post recently published a story about a man, Marc Guss, who was willing to pay $10,000 to a person who could find his 70-something mom, Esther, a new boyfriend. After many unsuccessful…attempts to find her a match — she’s in search of a Jewish man in his 70s or 80s who is “caring, respectful, fun, and energetic” — Guss decided to offer a cash reward to anyone who lands his mama a “committed” relationship. “If I knew that she would meet someone and would be happy,… >> Read More
Jenny Slate is our favorite cool girl--who also happens to be brilliant and funny and talented. Her new movie "Landline" focuses on infidelity in serious relationships; she plays Dana, a woman…engaged to be married--who ends up having an affair with an old beau. Cosmopolitan recently interviewed Slate about the film, and she opened up about how she was getting divorced to her ex-husband editor-director Dean Fleischer-Camp while making the movie--as well as sharing own thoughts on cheating. On divorce & relationships: "When we were making this… >> Read More
“Why is this night different from all the other nights?”
— Ma Nishtana, the beginning of the four questions in the Passover Haggadah
“Are you hosting a seder?” my work mother asked me…about a week before Passover began. “Not to worry, if not—you can always come here!” “Oh, shit,” I trailed off, remembering that I teach on Monday nights, and that it was too late to cancel class. They say there are no accidents, but I’d somehow forgotten about the holiday entirely. “I’m Jewish,” a student mentioned… >> Read More
The other day, as my kindergartner and I were walking down the street toward our library, we crossed paths with two moms, who were holding their young child’s hand.
“Wow,” Sammy said,…looking back as we walked past the family. “That’s so weird!” I flinched. “What do you mean?!” I snapped. “That kid was wearing one rain boot and one shoe!” he exclaimed. “Oh, good,” I breathed a sigh of relief. “I thought you meant something else.” “What did you think I was talking about?” “I was… >> Read More
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If you're Jewish and single, chances are someone (ahem, your mom) told you to…join JSwipe, the "Jewish Tinder" of dating apps. The Forward recently highlighted the 45 most popular women and 42 most popular men on JSwipe, which resulted in lots of shirtless selfies, bikini pics, shiny smiles, and did I mention shirtless selfies? I'm here to say: no. Just no. While I'm sure these Jewish singles are all lovely people,… >> Read More