Jews, Muslims, Mormons and Baptists gathered to talk about the challenges of being single in marriage-obsessed communities.
“I am not the first person to walk through a Holocaust museum thinking about the opposite of mass extinction.”
Single women now outnumber married women in the United States and have gained unprecedented political and social power. For Judaism to flourish it must embrace this new reality and not treat single women as a problem that needs to be solved.
War or no, a group of Jews journeyed to Israel on a singles trip. Translation: Members of the tribe get it on in the sun, with a side of hummus — rockets be damned.
Are you ready to “Get Chosen?”
Chivalry is alive and well — among Jewish singles that is. A JDate survey found 84% of Jew said they have never cheated, compared to just 66% of Christians.
Come the High Holidays, there’s more than one reason tickets to synagogue cost so much, writes Lenore Skenazy. It’s the hottest singles scene in town.
What would you do if you were single and Jewish in Germany? Jose Weber Frankfurt’s own Jewish matchmaker has an answer. He runs the only Jewish professional dating service in Germany. Weber calls his dating service Simantov the Hebrew words for good omen and a popular song at Jewish weddings. Following the introductory interview. Weber searches his databank and comes up with a few initial suggestions. He then passes on names and telephone numbers to both prospects, but strictly warns the woman not to call the man first. If a woman has not received a call from her prospective boy friend within 14 days, she is to call Weber, not the man. Weber, who is married to a Russian Jewish immigrant he met through work, says he typically asks prospective clients to commit themselves to two years of enrollment in his service he refuses to say how much it costs for the two-year contract, only that most working people should be able to afford it. If a marriage results from his efforts, then both the bride and the groom are required to pay him what he calls a “success fee.” The Frankfurt matchmaker Jose Weber tries to find the perfect one-and-only for Jewish singles not only in Germany but throughout the rest of Europe. Wilson Ruiz, Jewish News One, Germany.