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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...