A More Complete Picture Of The Research On The Shidduch Crisis

By Naomi Rosenbach, PhD The term “shidduch crisis” has been bandied about for many years. Until recently there has been relatively limited research to support some of the assumptions people...

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By Yeshaya Kraus Director of Education, Shalom Task Force Like many other clinical terms, such as depressed, anxious, or bipolar, the term “abused” is often used out of context. Saying “You’re...

New Research Challenges Common Beliefs About Shidduch Crisis

Word on the street is that Orthodox communities are facing a shidduch crisis, with many bemoaning the supposed surplus of eligible women in relation to eligible men. But new...

A Jewish Guide To Dating

Last week, my kids were off from school for two days due to parent–teacher conferences. Chavie did the home front with the girls, and I took my son, Menny,...

Dating Forum: A Ring Of Truth

Question I recently met a woman at a singles event who has been divorced twice. That doesn’t bother me. She seemed very nice when we spoke, and I asked her...

Dear ORA: Halachic Prenup

Dear ORA, How do you bring up a halachic prenup when you’re dating? At what point in the process should you mention it? Sincerely, Doubting Dater Dear Doubting Dater, What a great question! At...

Vacation From Vacation

The conclusion of summer camps and the return of our children signals the end of summer. Yes, technically, the summer season extends until September 21 and the fall solstice...

DATING FORUM

By Baila Sebrow Question I’m new to dating even though it’s second time around for me. I read your column and I save your articles in case I (or one of...

Join A Special $500 Songwriting Contest

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Why Boys Only Date Girls From Prospect:  A Special Tu B’Shvat Treat

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com Do you know “why boys only date girls from Prospect?” Bnos Leah of Prospect Park Yeshiva (also known as BLOPPY) is an all-girls school that...
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