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...

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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,...

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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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Bagel Store: Missing Israel

  We miss Chanukah in Israel. For so many years, because of my father’s yahrzeit, it was Israel for part or all of Chanukah, no questions asked. That’s the way...
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My daughter has been divorced for a few years now, after being an agunah for many years. Baruch Hashem, she has children, and she’s...

A More Complete Picture Of The Research On The Shidduch Crisis

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