Article on speed dating

08-Oct-2020 10:23

Eliezer then went with Rebekah to her family and appealed to them for permission to take Rebekah back with him to be Isaac's wife.

Once this permission was granted, Rebekah joined Eliezer on the road home to Isaac.

This is taken as an instruction for Jewish parents to weigh their child's opinion in the balance during an arranged marriage.

Regardless of whether proper procedure is followed, this is not the end of the decision - it is believed by Jews that the final say belongs to God, who may have different plans (compare with the match of Jacob and Leah).

Since it is considered to have been foreordained by God whom one will marry, one's spouse is considered to be one's bashert by definition, independent of whether the couple's marital life works out well or not.

In recent years, a number of shidduchim sites have appeared on the Internet.

After the match has been proposed, the prospective partners meet a number of times to gain a sense of whether they are right for one another.

The number of dates prior to announcing an engagement may vary by community. In stricter communities, the couple may decide a few days after originally meeting with each other.

Some engage in it as a profession and charge a fee for their services.

Usually a professional matchmaker is called a shadchan, but anyone who makes a shidduch is considered the shadchan for it.

In recent years, a number of shidduchim sites have appeared on the Internet.

After the match has been proposed, the prospective partners meet a number of times to gain a sense of whether they are right for one another.

The number of dates prior to announcing an engagement may vary by community. In stricter communities, the couple may decide a few days after originally meeting with each other.

Some engage in it as a profession and charge a fee for their services.

Usually a professional matchmaker is called a shadchan, but anyone who makes a shidduch is considered the shadchan for it.

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