Dating an orthodox jewish girl

middle-aged women gather in the basement office of a brick building in Brooklyn’s Borough Park neighborhood to assure the survival of ultra-Orthodox Judaism.

Black-hatted men and “modestly” dressed women come to them, some young, others less so, all single.

They jotted down everything she had to say, but the grilling yielded no introductions. One solution to the crisis, of course, would be to ask ultra-Orthodox men to marry younger, or to marry women of the same age or older.She sat behind a desk cluttered with spiral notebooks, stacks of dating questionnaires, and an old desktop computer that contained her database of single ultra-Orthodox Jews.Raisy was initially reluctant to talk to me—Orthodox communities tend to be wary of outsiders, and a good Crisis that has in recent years caused a panic throughout Orthodox and ultra-Orthodox Jewish enclaves in New York and New Jersey.A matchmaker—usually a woman, but men provide the service as well—finds a match and informs the parents on each side.The parents then conduct “research” into the proposed spouse.

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