Sunday, August 30, 2015 Elul 15, 5775
By:
Roy.S.Gutterman, JE Feature
It's always weird to run into someone else's ex, especially on a date or a quasi-date. Over the summer, while home in New Jersey, I ran into a female friend at services. I'll call her "Becky," a smart, professional, beautiful young woman, who invited me to join her at a private social club on a Saturday night. It was an...
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And they're not lacking in advice, either
By:
Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
A really cute girl finally sat next to me at services recently. She was absolutely adorable and was eager to converse. Unfortunately, "Gabrielle" was only 4 years old. She had broken away from her parents and older sisters, and decided the empty seat in the back of the synagogue's small chapel was the place she wanted to spend the Friday...
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But can sweaty shirts really spell out true romantic compatibility?
By:
Diana Aydin, JE Feature
Finding love isn't always easy. But for users of ScientificMatch.com , a new online dating site, the search for love starts with cotton swabs of DNA. Unlike sites that filter based on faith or city, this one matches people based on DNA analysis -- in addition to values and preferences -- on the theory that people with different immune system...
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By:
Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
A few months ago, I voluntarily took myself out of the running for president. Sure, I was not a viable candidate, and being single did not help either. I admit that. And the call to join up as a vice presidential running mate never came, even though my "Batphone" is almost always on. But, at the risk of being labeled...
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By:
Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
During High Holiday services last week, my rabbi raised an issue that, in recent months, has been weighing quite heavily on me. While delivering his last High Holiday sermons before his retirement after 19 years at my synagogue, he spoke about the temple's openness to outsiders, particularly interfaith couples. My temple, founded in 1839, is quite Reform -- sometimes, it...
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