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New shidduch investigation site endorsed by gedolim

I am not a stickler for back round checks, in fact besides for googling the potential girl, playing Jewish Geography with our mutual friends on facebook and maybe looking at what they wrote on their friends only simchas pages- I am not really involved in seeking to find information about the girl- to me it takes all the fun away from the actual date and it just takes longer then a whole date would anyway.

But for those of you that need more information there is a new site which doesn’t actually give you any information- accept for the necessary details to stalk your potential dates family. In fact if I were a telemarketer I may be gathering information listed on this new site. Shidduchim List was created by some people who think that merely knowing where the boy is in yeshiva and the home address of his parents will be enough to decide if their daughter should be read to the boy.

“How many times do parents and shadchanim hear the name of what sounds like a great boy, but have no idea how to find information about him? Shidduchimlist.com was created to simplify the process, and hopefully, with the help of Hashem, generate many more shidduchim for Klal Yisrael!”

On the bottom of the site it says the following:
“Shidduchimlist.com was produced with the haskama of Gedolei Yisrael. Our database includes names of boys, who are presently learning in Eretz Yisroel, Lakewood, Chaim Berlin, and Torah Vodaath.”

Are these the same gedolei yisroel that have banned the internet?

Don’t the above yeshivas not let students in if they have the internet at home?

Well I think this site is a big conspiracy– you see the boys listed are probably very holy and therefore any family that searches them from a home based internet connection, can be tracked and the boys family can weed out potential girls like this. Its like the Charedi Patriot Act.

Check out my classic post of ridiculous shadchun questions.

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  • s(b.) July 7, 2008, 12:26 PM

    So, who’s going to start a blog called below-par for everyone who got rated so on that quiz to post their ads? lol

  • heshman July 7, 2008, 12:48 PM

    Haha- we are all screwed- add another notch in the old shidduch crisis belt.

  • Hadassah July 7, 2008, 12:57 PM

    what will they come up with next?

  • Future Druggie July 7, 2008, 1:52 PM

    Do they know about my jail term?

  • heshman July 7, 2008, 1:56 PM

    Well if they call your parents they will

  • Meira July 7, 2008, 1:57 PM

    Wow. What a great way to get useless information. Hmm…let’s gather contact info for the boy’s family and yeshiva. Yeah, right. Because his mother and rosh yeshiva are going to be the ones to admit the boy’s a psycho…

  • Nemo July 7, 2008, 2:06 PM

    Some Lubav has been doing this for years, just with names, ages and hometowns. I never got what anyone stands to gain from it, but whatever.

  • quadtec July 7, 2008, 2:07 PM

    Speaking of the shidduch quiz, I got below-par and I’m not even Jewish… Think I’ll get any shidduchim? 😉

  • heshman July 7, 2008, 2:17 PM

    I’m below par too.

    Nemo- I know all about the hot list- its funny- thought it would have some pictures but nope just ages- and it only lists the oldest girl of the family- I knew one family with two single girls one got married and the other one was listed.

  • Shalom July 7, 2008, 3:34 PM

    HEEEY! This is SUCH BS! I searched names and it found them, I thought it was fake. What if some people dont want to be on the internet like this?

  • Shua July 7, 2008, 3:45 PM

    Eh, they haven’t found out about me yet. I’d better get a move on before they do…

  • Shalom July 7, 2008, 3:49 PM

    This is like the Yeshivos sold out the info of students, past and present I think..is that legal..?

  • Ben July 7, 2008, 6:19 PM

    depending on the fine print on whatever documents the parents and/or student signed…yes, it’s legal.
    Stupid, but legal. Borderline evil and scary, but legal. Ok, it’s just plain nutso,…but legal.

    Still, that would make for an awesome class action…by the guys whose shidduch chances were blown out of the water because of this information.

    BTW – Am I the only one whose quiz results came back “Walk off a bridge and save yourself the trouble now” ?

  • s(b.) July 7, 2008, 8:03 PM

    ben, that’s terrible. jeepers.

  • heshman July 7, 2008, 9:00 PM

    Ben thats awesome man

  • Ari July 7, 2008, 11:04 PM

    Let’s see if Yeshive World News hacks you again.

  • heshman July 8, 2008, 9:32 AM

    Notice that I will not link to them- but what does this have to do with yeshiva world news?

  • hah July 8, 2008, 10:55 AM

    comment 3 (i think) wrote being a woman and a chasid are rare, lol are there only male chassidim??

  • Chris_B July 8, 2008, 11:14 AM

    “Charedi Patriot Act” had me spitting with laughter. That there is a worthy topic for a post unto itself!

    BTW, once again, let me state how very glad I am that I’m happily married and coming up on an anniversary this week!

  • heshman July 8, 2008, 11:59 AM

    Mazel Tov Chris and I am glad someone understood my joke.

  • Shreklach July 8, 2008, 2:18 PM

    Oy Vey! I wonder how many of these prize bachurim sitting in the bais medrash know that in the outside world someone is submitting them to a website. It’s impossible to get away from this web. It disguises itself in kosher forms and will chap everyone in its way. KollelList watch out.

  • KissMeI'mShomer July 15, 2008, 11:22 AM

    Does the site also provide bank statements?

  • Frum Satire July 15, 2008, 12:36 PM

    No but it provides shoe sizes- you know what they say about big feet?

  • s(b.) July 15, 2008, 1:00 PM

    big boots? :p

  • Anon. September 26, 2009, 9:59 PM

    Dear friend,
    I would like to point out that, as far as I understand, the rabbonim didn’t actually ban the Internet, they just said it should be used carefully as driving.

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