- "Yeshivish" singles can sign up with one of 5 full-time matchmakers who work exclusively with daters in their mid-twenties on up.
Aishes Lapides also offers mentoring, counseling, and other services.
However, many in the Jewish community are partnering and having children later life for a variety of reasons, and may take longer to date and find a partner.
In Jewish tradition, I think of Rivkah and Yitzhak as the best example of love.
As Jon Birger wrote in his 2015 book “Date-Onomics: How Dating Became A Lopsided Numbers Game,” in the Orthodox dating pool there are 12 percent more available women than men.
Within the community, this imbalance is called the shidduch (or matchmaking) crisis.
In some communities it is common to marry quite young.
For more observant Jews, foregoing foreskin is just one of many rules and customs that govern how and when a couple can canoodle.
But before we get that dreidel rolling, it’s important to note that Orthodox Judaism covers a wide spectrum of sects; from the ultra-conservative (Hasidism) to the more secular (Modern Orthodoxy).
If you’ve ever walked by a Yeshiva, you’ll notice the female students wearing long skirts and sleeves, and possibly tights.
But how and to what you degree you cover up is largely cultural and not so much a matter of scripture. While the tradition of covering one’s hair is vaguely alluded to in scripture, how this rule is interpreted and practiced is very much cultural.