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All posts by arielle

  • The Shabbat Experiment

    As a Hillel professional, sometimes I get tired of ‘doing Jewish’. That’s not to say that I don’t come into work every day with the...

  • Take a Stand

    When I was 17, I had my first Israel experience. On our first Friday evening in Jerusalem, we danced and sang and got as close...

  • Self This

    I am tutoring 11 year old twins in all things Jewish & working with them to prepare for their bar mitzvah. They’ve asked me all...

  • to ink or not to ink…

    At 18, this good Jewish girl got inked. In hindsight, I didn’t really put much thought into it, considering that it’s a decision that can...

  • new jersey: only the strong survive

    Today, members of the extremist Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church ended their two-day tour of hate in New Jersey.  WBC (the God hates Fags & Jews people)...

  • when i say mazel, you say tov!

    At the end of spring, my family and I attended the last of the Long Island Bar Mitzvahs. Not to say that there will no...

  • lashon hara or babymama drama?

    I’m not sure how “Jewish” this is, other than I’m a Jewish girl writing for a Jewish blog, and that might have to be enough....

  • He’s like the wind…

    Good girls have a ‘thing’ for bad boys.   Danny Zuko, Johnny Castle, Maverick, and Wolverine … Edward Cullen for you younger girls out there… Writers...

  • Date Profile: The Animal Abuser

    Last night, I had a group date. It was a rough start, but had a satisfying ending. You could call it a win. Due to...

  • Date Profile: The American Self-Hating Jew

    Oh Jdate – you’ve failed me in so many ways… As you may know, I am often frustrated by stereotypes… but I can’t help but...

  • Lesson 1: Don’t go Hiking Near Iranian Borders

    One of my high school friends keeps me posted on the exciting goings-on of our fellow alumni. She’s amazingly connected like that – and she...

  • on having the last word

    It happened at a congregational meeting of a conservative shul in Northeast Philly. I had recently become a Bat Mitzvah and my parents felt I...

  • Jdate? Let me count the ways

    Last week, I had an enlightening discussion with some colleagues about dating – and it was inevitable that we ended up talking about Jdate. While...

  • Against My Better Judgement

    I have this friend; I’ve mentioned her before. When I first wrote about the  Agunah Crisis, she wasn’t an official agunah. Just someone starting the...

  • Jewish Girls… and Kill Bill

    Have you ever tried Googling Jewish Girls? I did today. Before I had even finished typing girls, Google had a list of suggested searches for...

  • Kol Hakavod, Alysa Stanton!

    Alysa Stanton will be ordained in June by Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati as the first female African-American Rabbi. Yay! On being the first? She...

  • what not to wear…(this would not make Stacy and Clinton proud)

    As I have recently purchased my first pieces of Jewlicious Apparel, and finished reading Cool Jew– the Heebster Handbook, I’ve been doing a lot of...

  • but you look Jewish…

    I’m re-reading The Modern Jewish Girl’s Guide to Guilt and currently reading the essay by Baz Dreisinger entitled “Spot the Jew” in which she discusses “Jewish”...

  • so many yoms, so little time

    We’re now in the Yom season, as I call it, that time when at least once a week, for a few weeks, we have one...

  • Next Year in Jerusalem. Oh and hi…I’m new here.

    Hey… I’m the new girl. You can learn all about me from my bio on the “about” page.  I’ve still got Pesach on the brain...