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How a Shidduch is Made Sometimes

The real reason I posted the post on How a Shidduch is Made is to show you that co-educational environments aren’t the worst environments for Jewish kids, especially during high school.

In fact, we might consider creating a place (that’s so very missing) in the Orthodox world for young people to meet.


I understand that there the single woman phenomenon in the Jewish community is a big problem.  Relying upon shadchans to marry off our daughters isn’t working.

If you think about it, relying on a shadchan does seem to narrow the odds unfavorably.  A girl could talk to perhaps, 50 boys in a typical parochial high school, or more.  A shadchan will fix her up to the tune of perhaps 10 boys in a year.

Oh, but you’ll say, her hormones, and his hormones, and how will we ever prevent the pregnancies and the blasphemous relationships?

All I can say to this is that I moved to my community 30 years ago.  In that time I know of only one pregnancy previous to marriage (and you know how people talk).

And the community speaks fondly of the love child.

Anyway, it’s just something to think about.



June 7, 2007 - Posted by | co-education, shadchan, shidduch

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