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Life

Singles as Shadchanim: Singles Uniting Network

February 2, 2017, by

A new model of matchmaking in Maryland called “SUN,” or Singles Uniting Network, is taking shidduchim out of the hands of official shadchanim and placing it into the hands of singles. Founded by David Katzoff, a married father of two children who holds a deep desire to combat what he sees as a faulty shidduch system,

Still Single? Maybe Your Local Government can Help

February 2, 2015, by

The local council of Beit El has come up with an original way to deal with the bachelorhood issue in the community: The council has begun employing matchmakers to help single women start a family in Israel. The initiative was launched following the rise in the number of unmarried women aged 23 to 30. The

Too Smart to Get Married

December 23, 2014, by

I got a call from a fellow who said, “Rebbe, you have to help me.” “Sure, sure. What’s up?” I replied. “Well, I was set up with this girl, and I think that I’m going to fall for her.” “That’s great. So what’s the problem?” “What’s the problem? That’s the problem. She’s not what I’m

The Bashert Test

December 18, 2014, by

One of the greatest challenges in life is finding the balance between bitachon and histadlus—recognizing that HASHEM runs the world, yet actively doing our part. If this is difficult in many situations, it is much more so when it comes to choosing a spouse. The question is: what is the correct approach when dating? The

Met Through NCSY: The Riesels’ Story

March 13, 2014, by

Finding one’s spouse can be a daunting process, but for the Riesels it was nothing short of miraculous. They had G-d guiding them with NCSY unwittingly acting as their matchmaker. Because Heshy Riesel grew in up in a Hasidic household and Rochelle Cohen grew up in a non-observant home, there weren’t many chances for them to meet. If  anything, they were

“High-Tech Matchmaking Gets Rabbinic Approval”

January 24, 2013, by

Steve Savitsky talks with Moshe Coan about Zivug Zone, a new online dating service that “[utilizes] scientific research that supports ‘the compatibility principle,'” creating a unique matching system that only shows highly compatible profiles–saving you so much more than just time.

Six Conversations About Marriage: A Guide

September 5, 2012, by

To put it bluntly: when we get married we place our future happiness in the hands of our mate. The way our spouse treats us – through his or her unencumbered free will – will be one of the most critical influences on the quality of our lives.