Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Nisan 16, 5774

Melissa Jacobs

Contributing Editor of Inside Magazine
Circles of life and love
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The ancient Jewish tradition of the bride circling the groom has been criticized by some for being sexist, but this generation has been reviving new interpretations of the rite.
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Reflections on bashert, soul mates and “happily ever after"
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What exactly is bashert and how does this Jewish concept fit into our modern day search for a soul mate?
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The myriad ways local rabbis joined the rabbinate
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Just how do our rabbis decide to become our rabbis?
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Finding light in the dark
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How two women turned the deaths of loved ones into ways to give back to the community.
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Avoid simcha stress by following this advice
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The best advice for having the best reception is right here. Local party planning pros dish on the most popular trends in food, drinks and decor.
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Profile

Melissa Jacobs landed her first Jewish Exponent byline in 2000 – and her family kvelled. Born in Philadelphia and raised in South Jersey, Jacobs helps edit Inside magazine and various special sections. She also frequently contributes articles to the Exponent and its publications. Her work explores Jewish rituals and holidays, lifecycle events, Holocaust education, parenting issues and teens.

 

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Jacobs is the author of two novels, both published by HarperCollins.

Contact

215-832-0797

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