Sex & Love

Hey Parents, God Wants You to Have More Sex

Hey Parents, God Wants You to Have More Sex
By February 21, 2008

God wants you to have a great sex life—if you’re married, that is. This is the claim being made by Paul Wirth, lead pastor of Tampa, Florida’s Relevant Church. Pastor Wirth has issued a thirty day sex challenge to his … Read More

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I Was a J-Date Pseudo-Lesbian

I Was a J-Date Pseudo-Lesbian
By February 20, 2008

I am a New York City–dwelling, L Word–watching, liberal-minded hipsterish hetero. A girl who has always thought it would be kinda sorta maybe cool to make out with another girl but never has. That kind. And yet…. As my 30th … Read More

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Saying “I Jew”: Wedding Music

Saying “I Jew”: Wedding Music
By February 20, 2008

One of my favorite things about wedding planning: fantasizing about the playlist. I’m borderline tone-deaf and haven’t played an instrument since I quit piano in sixth grade, but like pretty much everyone except Vladimir Nabokov, I’m insanely susceptible to the … Read More

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JDater of the Week

JDater of the Week
By February 19, 2008

God, this column torments me! On the one hand, I’m currently listening to podcasts of the world’s best break-up songs on Minnesota Public Radio, which is making my heart feel all melty towards those in the love-finding trenches. On the … Read More

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Does Celebrating Valentine’s Day Make You a Bad Jew?

Does Celebrating Valentine’s Day Make You a Bad Jew?
By February 14, 2008

Last week, when I posted Alex the Videographer’s call for love, a user named Levitt8 replied “Tell me again why a Jew needs a date on St. Valentine's Day?” True, the holiday is named after an early Catholic martyr – … Read More

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JDater of the Week

JDater of the Week
By February 12, 2008

This column has been man-heavy lately, so I feel like it’s only fair to focus on the women. But I’ve run into a problem, or maybe just an eternal truth: Boys on JDate are way funnier. This probably stems from … Read More

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Vaginas: Appropriate for Synagogues, but Not the Newspaper

Vaginas: Appropriate for Synagogues, but Not the Newspaper
By February 12, 2008

The Seattle Times has rejected a suggestive ad for The Vagina Monologues created by the National Council of Jewish Women. But local synagogues have raised no such objections. We like Adfreak's take: As Rabbi Yohanna Kinberg points out in the … Read More

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Is JDate Bad for Women?

Is JDate Bad for Women?
By February 11, 2008

Is JDate a feminist issue? The Jewish quarterly journal Lilith certainly thinks so — their winter issue devotes over eight pages to a package looking at the negative effects of Internet dating on Jewish women. Trying and failing to find … Read More

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