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  • First Date 2.0: ShidduchVision aims to ease shidduch crisis

    A new service will permit Orthodox singles to go on first “dates” via video conference rather than travel to far-off locales to meet potential suitors. It’s the latest in a slew of initiatives addressing what is often described as a crisis of Orthodox singles unable to find suitable mates. More ▸

  • Shidduch emergency crisis

    Shidduch vetting in the Orthodox world has gotten out of control, writes Tamar Snyder in the Wall Street Journal: Just as the economy is headed to recession, the shidduch system is in crisis mode. Or so the rabbis moan, noting the surplus of women eager to marry and the corresponding shortfall in the quality and… More ▸

  • Rescued by an Israeli soldier

    Glynis Ann Ritchie has a touching essay in The New York Times’ style section about how she, a starry-eyed American Jewish girl, fell for a hunky Israeli soldier on a Birthright Israel trip. Though the Israeli turns out to be part of the parade of callous men that Ritchie says “opened up my chest, scooped… More ▸

  • Sparkbliss.com

    The Jewish Transcript in Seattle profiles Joel Blatt, a twice-married consultant who invented a new dating site with the goal of meeting a nice Jewish girl. Plus, click here to listen to Blatt’s interview with ABC News Radio. Here’s the opening of the Transcript article: Getting by — and dating — with a little help… More ▸

  • Rabbis: You JDating anyone?

    Newsweek reports that rabbis are adopting a new strategy to prevent intermarriage: JDate. For the first time in its 10-year history, the site is offering a bulk rate to rabbis who want to buy membership accounts for their congregants. According to Gail Laguna, JDate’s vice president of communications, singles who sign up through their congregation… More ▸