Monday Jun 03, 2013
A 50-year-old bachelor chooses to marry a widow with seven children. “It’s like I was bungee jumping,” says Gil Efrati. “And the Almighty himself was pushing me along.”
Elisheva Chai believed she’d always be a widow. “I never thought I’d reach this day of a second marriage.” In December 2009, terrorists murdered her first husband, Rabbi Meir Avshalom Chai...
Thursday May 09, 2013
The trip is about kesher (connection) – people meeting people. But it came as a surprise when Wendy Rosenblum and Jeremy Lieb discovered each other – romantically. They knew each other before the trip. They were colleagues in the St. Louis Jewish Federation. Wendy was assistant director of development, and Jeremy was a development associate.
“I got lucky when they...
Friday Apr 12, 2013
Anat and Assaf
There was an age difference of 20 years. When Anat Keinan met Assaf Torati, she was 48, and he was 28. That was in Ra'anana, Israel in 2001. He went for a haircut and met Anat, who was the manager of the salon. “The first time he came in, we started talking,” recalls Anat. “He kept coming and we kept talking. I thought he was coming to flirt with my daughter,...
Tuesday Mar 05, 2013
The odds were not in their favor. It is highly unlikely that two old friends would just bump into each other on a subway platform in Manhattan.
Nine years after their friendship began at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Noah Borenstein and Amy Heller reconnected at the 86th Street subway station, when they both got off the C train. “I was to meet a friend saying kaddish,” says Noah. “...
Sunday Jan 27, 2013
It was no ordinary marriage proposal. Rotem Langer is a 31-year-old disabled veteran of the Israeli army whose speech was affected by his injuries. “Sometimes I forget words,” says Rotem. “I didn’t want that to happen when I proposed to Shelly.”
Six months after they met, on April 29, 2012, he and Shelly were sitting on a cliff overlooking the Mediterranean. Instead of mouthing the words, he asked the...