Because it’s so rooted in tradition, you might assume Shidduch would be packed with rules and procedures. But Anna Richlin, the former owner of Chai Connections, a version of Shidduch she adapted for modern non-Orthodox Jewish singles, explains that the hurdles are actually a feature, not a bug.“What I was trying to do is offer more of a personalized touch,” she tells me.
Sarah, age 27 I really want to get married and build a "bayit ne'eman b'yisrael" and all that other good stuff, but sometimes life gets in the way.
I'm struggling really deeply with my conflicting sexual and religious needs, while trying to move forward in my career, and still make it to minyan-all this under the watchful and critical eye of my parents and community.
Families of the single-and-ready-to-mingle approach the shadchan in hopes of finding someone who fits their bill.
In that sense, it’s a forerunner to modern matchmaking agencies.
Spending Shabbat with my parents is the opposite of relaxing.