A new academic study based on the Canadian census suggests that a married mom and dad matter for children.
...The intact, married mother-and-father household remains the gold standard for children’s progress through school.
Read more: http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2013/10/10996/
Speaking about marriage, the Jewish Press writes about a dating site for those people interested in making aliyah.
Imagine the frustration. Sitting, talking to your date, trying to connect, but every time the topic of living in Israel comes up they get a blank look on their face. You hope to make Aliyah one day, and they like the idea of visiting Israel, once in a while. What a waste of time.
Determined to help singles avoid these types of aggravating situations, Nefesh B’Nefesh teamed up with the Jewish dating site SawYouAtSinai and launched ‘SeeYouInIsrael’ (www.seeyouinisrael.com), a new website exclusively for Aliyah-minded singles.
Read more: http://www.jewishpress.com/home/promotional-content-product/single-minded/2013/10/07/
Speaking about Israel, Pamela Geller writes about a Washington Times article in which she was interviewed.
Last week, I was interviewed on Zionism by Joseph Cotto of the Washington Times – but the third segment of the series (here are Part I and Part II) was formatted so egregiously that I decided to publish the actual questions that the Times’ Joseph Cotto asked me, and the answers I gave him.
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/10/a-case-study-in-media-manipulation/#7fxsRsYfb8F3Gyf8.99
This week's parsha is Lech Lecha where Avraham was commanded to leave his land and go to the land that G-d will show him.
The Washington Times article Ms.Geller writes about contains statements made by Allan C. Brownfeld.
“The Israeli government,” Brownfeld tells, “sadly, has never recognized that Jewish Americans are very much at home and are not ‘Israelis in exile.’
Read more: http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/conscience-realist/2013/oct/3/should-american-jews-care-about-israel/#ixzz2hCiqaEWL