Israel, Jews, and Judaism: The Arabs in Israel

Like most dating sites, users pay a fee and compose a profile. But not so typically, they don’t get to browse a database full of potential mates and their glamour shots. That’s the job of the matchmaker — a man or woman who takes you out for coffee, probes your heart, and then works with the J software to generate a list of potential soul mates. The database gives the matchmaker access to potentially thousands more singles than he or she could otherwise come to know. When a match seems promising, the matchmaker releases profiles and pictures to both parties. If both agree, they can schedule a date. Jennifer Wise Miller, a married social worker and volunteer matchmaker with JMontreal, requests a call after the first date.

Honorifics in Judaism

Rabbi ” Rabbi ” which means a religious ‘teacher’ is commonly used in English to refer to any ordained Jewish scholar. It is the same Hebrew word as “Rav”, see below with the possessive suffix “i”. Although it is technically a possessive form, it is used as a general title even for those who are not one’s personal teacher, particularly for the Tannaim , and, in its English form, for any rabbi.

In Israel, among the Haredim , “Rabbi” can be used colloquially interchangeably with the Yiddish “Reb”, and is used as a friendly title, similar to calling someone Sir.

EndTheMadness: Guide to the Shidduch World [Chananya Weissman] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. EndTheMadness is filled with sensible and insightful Torah analysis written in a down-to-earth style about what can be done to solve the difficulties on the Jewish dating scene. Rabbi Weissman’s writing is humorous and imaginative (the first chapter is about how Chasidim would.

Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner. One of the reasons that I love Tel Aviv is because there is an ever-growing wealth of opportunities in which religious and secular people can freely mingle — far more than, say, in Jerusalem.

And of course the reverse is also true. But for the most part this only happens on a micro social level. There is a plethora of organizations and initiatives that promote dialogue among different communities. I decided to jump on the bandwagon by organizing a Shabbat meal in the local synagogue together with a friend. The plan was that there was no plan.

The Jewish Social Network helping to connect the Jewish people.

The practice[ edit ] In Orthodox Jewish circles, dating is limited to the search for a marriage partner. Both sides usually the singles themselves, parents, close relatives or friends of the persons involved make inquiries about the prospective partner, e. 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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All you parents out there know exactly what this picture’s all about. And if you don’t, just nod and pretend like you do. No one will know the difference, I promise. Do I sound a little too happy?

Islam shares its roots with two of the other religions, Judaism and Christianity, and its teachings correspond closely with the Torah, the Old Testament, and the Gospels. Adam, Abraham, Noah, Moses, and Jesus are all accepted as Muslim prophets, although Jesus is not recognised as the son of God.

Bizarre frum wedding A guest post by Philo A recent article on a frum news website accompanied a photo essay of a last minute wedding. The article is meant to be an uplifting piece about two “older” frum singles that found each other. The only problem is that instead of feeling uplifted, I felt disturbed. Because the couple may end up feeling very appropriate embarrassment over the article and ask the website to take it down, I’ve included the full article below sans the photo essay.

At the same time, in case they DO feel that embarrassment, I’ve changed their names and of everyone else in the article and am not including a link, but you can probably find it if you need to. Here’s the article and my fisking.

The Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah)

The Hasidic boys of Antwerp. Judaism has everything to do with what you believe and what you do. Zipora was not a born jew.

NOVEMBER 15, – As anti-Semitic incidents have continued to soar across the country, Jews across Greater Boston expressed shock and frustration after swastikas were found in schools in Reading, Malden and Melrose earlier this month.

Tob shebbe goyyim harog – Even the best of the Goyim Gentiles should be killed. Soferim 15, Rule 10 [NB: Hoffman says,"This passage is not from the Soncino edition but is from the original Hebrew of the Babylonian Talmud as quoted by the Jewish Encyclopedia, published by Funk and Wagnalls and compiled by Isidore Singer, under the entry, ‘Gentile,’ p. We have not been able to verify any of these references. It does not seem to be at Avodah Zara 26b of the Soncino edition.

The mountain whereon there descended hostility [sin’ah ] toward idolaters [n[non-Jews]Shabbath 89a The same has been taught as follows: If the ox of an Israelite gores an ox of a Canaanite [n[non-Jew]here is no liability, but if an ox of a Canaanite gores an ox of an Israelite


Rabbi Eliyahu Safran Rabbi Eliyahu Safran We think of the many things we do in our lives and the remarkable pressure we feel to perform. We come up to bat in the bottom of the last inning, two outs and runners in scoring position; we sit in classrooms with our palm sweating, waiting to take an exam; we argue in courtrooms and make investment decisions; we move our families from one community to another… the list goes on and on. There is so much we have to do, and so much we have to get right.

Imagine then the incredible pressure Eliezer felt when he was sent out by Abraham to find a wife for his beloved son, Isaac!

Hidabroot Activity “I turned to the ’Sheva Brachot’ Site when I despaired and Met My Husband” Hidabroot’s “Sheva Brachot” dating site makes another match.

The practice[ [ edit ]n strictly Orthodox Jewish circles, dating is limited to the search for a marriage partner. Both sides usually the singles themselves, parents, close relatives or friends of the persons involved make inquiries about the prospective partner, e. A shidduch often begins with a recommendation from family members, friends or others who see matchmaking as a mitzvah , or commandment. 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. 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 some, the dating continues several months.

DOVBEAR: Bizarre frum wedding

The first known Jews to reach the island of Hispaniola were Spanish Jews. They arrived in , when the island was discovered by Christopher Columbus. For Sephardic Jews the situation, worsenned dramatically when the Ostrogothic kings of Spain embraced the Catholic faith in the late 6th century. Since then the Jews were put under permanent persecution for practicing their religion and had to face several times the dilemma of either converting to Christianity, or leaving Spain.

Yentas have been automated, with matchmaking sites advertised as “% FRUM/% FREE.” Even B&H, the Satmar-owned and run photography and video supply store, does a brisk online business.

We intend to bring to the reader the historical background and the position of the twenty percent of the population of Israeli society that does not share the Zionist dream, but are citizens with equal rights. We will deal with obligations of these citizens later in the series. These issues are politically charged, and represent contradicting narratives, one Jewish, and the other, Arab. The question we will deal with is not what the Jews think about the issues, but rather what are the prevailing opinions within the Arab sector.

First, it should be noted that just as there are differences of opinion within the Jewish sector, there are variances in the Arab sector, and attitudes towards the Jewish sector, the state and its institutions not only differ, but often are even polar opposites. We begin with a description of the Arab population in Israel. To start with, I will say that there is no such thing in Israel as one “Arab sector”, rather there are several Middle Eastern populations, some of which are not Arab, and they differ one from another in religion, culture, ethnic origin and historical background; therefore they do not constitute one cohesive sector.

Parenthetically, it is debatable whether there is one cohesive Jewish sector in Israel. Therefore, when we use the terms “the Arab sector” and “the Jewish sector”, it will be only for the sake of simplicity. Ethnic Division Within the Arab sector in Israel there are a number of ethnic groups who differ from each other in language, history and culture: Arabs, Africans, Armenians, Circassians and Bosnians.