Please know I'm going to bitch my way through anything that's not large and smelly in the best way possible. If you can't handle me at my mild mishegas, you don't deserve me at my best kvelling … All things people typically look for in a partner.12. I feel like I have to end this with a "l'chaim," so …

Your scooped-out bread ball with low-fat cream cheese is offensive to me. Consider this your friendly reminder to not call people things if you don't really know what they mean.10. It's in my nature to react to things largely and loudly and with lots of emotion. The whole mitzvah thing becomes ingrained in you, giving you a conscience, integrity, etc., etc. It's this loyalty that makes me an incredible friend and an incredibly solid partner.

Throughout history, the hill on which the compound lies had been a prime location for mobilizing forces in order to make attempts to conquer Jerusalem (for instance, in 700 BC by the Assyrian garrison force, and in 70 AD by Roman troops mobilized by Titus).

The compound's construction from 1860-1864 was initiated by the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society to serve the large volume of Russian pilgrims to the Holy City.

It was one of the first structures to be built outside the Old City of Jerusalem, the others being Kerem Avraham, the Schneller Orphanage, Bishop Gobat school and the Mishkenot Sha'ananim, The Russian Compound covers 68 dunams (68,000 m² or roughly 17 acres) between Jaffa Road, Shivtei Israel Street, and the Street of the Prophets.

After 1890 it was closed by a gated wall, thus the name "compound", but it has long since been a freely accessible central-town district.

Molly Ball, writing this week in The Atlantic, describes how congressional staffers are increasingly wary of encounters with foreigners because of the scandals that have besieged the new Trump administration.

Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, quit because he failed to tell the whole truth about his conversations with the Russian ambassador, and Jeff Sessions, the attorney general, has recused himself from any inquiries into Russian influence because he did the same thing.

As a result, “You start looking over your shoulder in this town, and before long you’ve gone down the path of the black-helicopter crowd.

Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you, goes the old saying, but it also means you’re, well, paranoid.

Additionally, an array of advisers to Trump’s campaign may be under federal scrutiny for contacts with Russia.

According to Ball, congressional and White House staffers worry that an “idle chat” with a diplomat will be seen as a suspicion-arousing “contact.” Or worse, that they are being set up by for a fall.

It's a result of years of killing it on the bar mitzvah, camp, and college circuits. Worried about your potentially awkward upcoming work dinner? Seriously, there was never a better summer on the planet than Lake Year '07 with my 36 best friends. And if you want to make jokes about how Jews are cheap, (1) I'm going to assume you're kind of an asshat who laughs at all kinds of rude things and (2) you're not the kind of person I want to date anyway.9.