There’s something about the shidduch date process — the constrained romance, perhaps — that piques curiosity, even envy.
A friend of mine recently wondered why she couldn’t just “outsource her love life to a ” — a Jewish matchmaker.
Each side is looking for the prearranged clue — a gold necklace, a forest green tie — that’ll identify their partner. Each man leads a woman to a corner where they’ll spend the next hour, maybe two.
Both hope that the person sitting across from them just might be the one.
Just inside the ornate glass doors stands a cluster of modestly dressed young women, not too overtly scanning the crowd.
The objects of their attentions are sitting restlessly in the lobby, periodically getting up to pace the floor.
Origin of Universe and Life They hold to the book of Genesis literally, that God created the universe/life from nothing, in less than 7 days, less than 10,000 years ago; Adam and Eve were the first humans.
But, some hold that a “day” in the Bible is not defined as 24 hours, and some believe that scientific discoveries don’t contradict but attest to God’s awesome power.
While they weren’t fully part of the culture, they tapped into a process that evidently works for many.Heterosexual men are more likely to play the field, and heterosexual women must compete for men’s attention.Of course, tales of scarce men and sexual permissiveness in ancient Sparta won’t convince everyone, so I began to explore the demographics of modern religion.It’s the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Central Jerusalem and these young men and women are engaged in “shidduch dating,” a system of matchmaking used by religious Jews, from the liberal Modern Orthodox to the ultra-Orthodox Haredim.Tourists sharing the lobby stare openly at the daters.