Dating is a stage of romantic relationships in humans whereby two people meet socially with the aim of each assessing the other's suitability as a prospective partner in an intimate relationship or marriage.

It is a form of courtship, consisting of social activities done by the couple, either alone or with others.

Yahrtzeit of Rabbi Yisrael Salanter (1810-1883), founder of the Mussar (Jewish ethics) movement of spiritual growth.

Rabbi Salanter's approach gained popularity in Lithuania, at a time when chassidic influences were growing. Test it out congruently and see for yourself how effective this formula is. You can counteract the effects of acting joyously by holding back or by repeating to yourself, "This won't really work." "Act with enthusiastic joy and you will actually experience it," was expressed by Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto in his classic work "Path of The Just" written in 1740.

Abraham emulated God by performing endless acts of kindness.

In Genesis (Chapter 18), we find God talking to Abraham.

If we feel another's pain, we should not hesitate to say so.

"I feel along with you" are simple words, and when said in sincerity, can support distressed spirits.

These words are so empty, however, to grieving parents who have lost a child.

Since we do not know what to say, we may simply avoid the bereaved family and thereby add loneliness to their suffering. But if, God forbid, we have heard of a tragedy, we should not stay away or keep silent.

I'm a recent convert to Judaism, and one of the things that impresses me the most about the Jewish community is the way people have so generously opened their homes to me as a guest for Shabbat and holiday meals. Hachnasat Orchim, welcoming guests, is one of the key ways of "emulating God." In describing the mitzvah to walk in God's ways, the Talmud says: "Just as He is merciful, so you be merciful.

Just as He is kind, so you be kind." One example of God's kindness includes feeding the hungry, as God did by providing the manna bread to the Jews wandering in the desert (Exodus 16:4).

With the use of modern technology, people can date via telephone or computer or meet in person.