Tag: shidduch crisis

Gender Bending

Gender Bending by Chaya Miriam Fried I, like everyone else, pretended to be shocked when the halachic ruling was released today allowing select couples to choose the gender of their burgeoning babies with the help of a rav, of cour$e.…

Shidduch Business

Guest post by Daniel Mainzer “There’s no business like Shoah business.” That was true for the past 60 years but times they are a changin’. Unemployment is high and desperation even higher, unemployed and over-caffeinated. Shidduch crisis or shidduch business?

Fine you’re a matchmaker!

Fine, You’re a Matchmaker by Anshel M. My. G-d.  What have I gotten myself into? Nervous as you can possibly imagine, I called this shadchan (“she is NOT a shadchan”) on the insistence of my friend’s mother (“Oh please, don’t…

The Heights and depths of dating

I love Washington Heights. It’s where the urban grid of Manhattan hits reality, where streets are smacked into cliffs and valleys, with stepped streets, sharp curves, and a mix of Russians, Dominicans, and an endless supply of young MO singles.…

I hate the shidduch crisis

The Washington Post article (in which I was linked) has been creating quite a bit of buzz about the so called “shidduch crisis” lately and something just clicked in my head after reading it and some of the commentary. I…

The official shidduch resume

When I first heard about shidduch resumes I was kind of shocked, I always figured that shidduchim should be made by people who knew the involved parties personally, but alas with the global shidduch crisis in full effect, shidduchim have…