Friday, August 28, 2015 Elul 13, 5775
By:
Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
She was like an onion. No, she did not smell bad or make me cry. But the more we talked, the more I learned about her, and the more I felt like I was peeling away layers of an onion. Her initial e-mail to me sounded depressingly fatalistic about her online experiences: "I'm going out on a limb to write...
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By:
Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
A while back, I was talking with a friend who lamented how it's nearly impossible to meet someone at a regular place like a supermarket who would meet all the rigid requirements of compatibility and attractiveness -- and still be Jewish. "It's tough enough, and then, it's not like you can ask someone if they're Jewish," she said. A few...
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Is Facebook -- or face to face -- the answer to courtship?
By:
Andrew Butler, JE Feature
You want to ask that cute coworker or classmate out for Valentine's Day, but can't seem to get up the gumption to do it in person. Is it okay to ask for a date via e-mail? What about a MySpace comment? Writing on a Facebook wall? Sending a text message? AIM? Voice mail? We've never had so many chances to...
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By:
Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
In this extended political season, I am officially making an announcement: I will not run, nor will I accept, a nomination for the presidency. Even though the general election is still almost 10 months away and the primary season will be wrapped up in a week or two -- way earlier than in years past -- we are emerging from...
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By:
Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
By now, most of those New Year's resolutions are fading fast. Getting to the gym religiously is starting to lose its luster. The regimented diet's getting a little bland. Those other vices squeezed out by the resolution list are creeping back. Perhaps as a way to jar you back into those resolutions -- or at least remind you of the...
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