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How Samantha Met Ben

In Israel for a service program, first she got lost, then she found her husband.

08/31/2015 - 20:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

About two weeks after her arrival in Israel, Samantha traveled to the town of Rishon LeZion to visit her friend, Melanie. From the bus station, she called for directions. Melanie, herself a newcomer, couldn’t help, but said that her roommate, Ben, was a runner and knew the city. 

Ben’s cake box held a big surprise. JF Photography/Jessica Frykman

How Noa Met Yair

06/03/2015 - 20:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Their story has a bitter beginning. Noa Ofir and Yair Zribi met at a house of mourning. They were both grieving the death of their mutual friend, Oded Ben Sira.

Yair and Noa. Shai Zecharia

When Your Mother Has More Dates Than You Do

Dating in your 40s versus in your 70s.
Special To The Jewish Week
07/16/2013 - 20:00

Not long ago, on a weekend visit to my hometown, my 71-year-old mother was nowhere to be found. It was 2:30 a.m. The smell of Touch wafted in the air as I stepped around the high heels strewn across the floor of her room, trying to figure out where she could be. Had someone abducted her?

How Isaac met Abby

06/04/2011 - 20:00
Special to the Jewish Week

"The happiest couples, it seems, are those who met through church," concludes Laura Blue, Time Magazine correspondent. "These partners report the highest overall relationship satisfaction."

Abby, 26, and Isaac, 28, agree. They started dating when they were both working at Chizuk Amuno Synagogue in Baltimore.

Abby Kogen and Isaac Woloff

Godsend: How Josh met Michelle

04/30/2011 - 20:00
Special to the Jewish Week

Gary Garrison, a playwright and author, is not even Jewish. But he gets the mitzvah points for introducing two of his friends in New York, Michelle and Josh.

In May 2009, Michelle Fadem dropped by to see Garrison. He was her former professor and a colleague in an online social network for over 3,000 playwrights called The Loop. "Most importantly, he's one of my favorite people," adds Michelle.

Josh Kashinsky and Michelle Fadem

How Avi met Suzanne

03/01/2011 - 19:00
Special to the Jewish Week

Suzanne took a leap of faith and traveled 7500 miles to pursue the guy she hoped would be her husband. “I didn’t have a clue,” says Avi.

In December, 2008, Suzanne Anziska was a 28-year old business school student at Northwestern University. Her family was celebrating her dad’s 60th birthday; not in Teaneck, where her parents lived, but in her dad’s hometown of Cape Town, South Africa.

 Suzanne Anziska and Avi Kawalsky

How Barry met Rachel

02/09/2011 - 19:00
Special to the Jewish Week

Rachel was a rising star in the Democratic Party and she left her home base to follow her man. A Republican, no less.

Rachel Storch was a state representative in the Missouri House and had been chosen to head its Democratic campaign. Then another opportunity knocked.

Rachel Storch and Barry Akrongold

How Larry met Shelley: A Congressional Romance

01/02/2011 - 19:00
Special to the Jewish Week

Larry Lehrner trumps Maureen Dowd.

Maureen Dowd, New York Times columnist, Pulitzer Prize winner, and author of the best-seller, Are Men Necessary?, claims that men are put off by women in power. In fact, she suggests that the more successful the woman, the less likely it is she will find a husband.

Larry Lehrner married his Congresswoman, Shelley Berkley.

Larry Lehrne and Shelley Berkley

Directions December 2010

A New York Romance: Jewish Singles Today, Loving and Longing. Single rabbis looking for love; best first-date spots; to be young, gifted, Orthodox -- and divorced.
Staff Writer
12/06/2010 - 19:00
Directions December 2010

A Singles Columnist Walks Off In Her Cute Shoes

11/29/2010 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

‘I’ve got two weeks to find me a boyfriend,” I told my friend as we slurped our soup, hunched over the counter of the kubeh bar in the shuk, all the while keeping our eyes on the sundry stream of characters parading by.

Which is another way of saying, my days as a singles columnist were rapidly coming to an end — not because I found myself the near-sighted, stoop-shouldered, multilingual Jewish genius of my dreams.

Sigh! I should be so lucky!

Abigail Pickus
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