Monday Oct 07, 2013
They ate together and prayed together. The love came later.
Katherine Eckstein was living in Manhattan on 9/11 and was so shaken by the tragedy she felt she had to go to a religious service the following Saturday. This wasn't her usual practice. But it felt right.
The Saturday service was in Riverdale, New York. Dan Nadel, a guitarist and composer, was the musician-in-residence. The rabbi of the congregation was...
Tuesday Sep 24, 2013
“We’re both neurotic Jews with roots in the New York area,” says David Jacobsen. “We share the same birthday, adds Lisa Schwartz. “And we have the same hair,” continues David. “We have hair solidarity.” According to the matching algorithm of an online dating service, David and Lisa were compatible.
Two of Lisa’s friends met their matches on chemistry.com and...
Tuesday Aug 20, 2013
In her classroom, Michal makes the rules and sets the example. But at a speed dating event, she evaded the guidelines and joined a workshop for younger women. The move changed her life.
At age 30, Michal Levi had already spent a decade on the dating circuit. She was on various mailing lists and received an email about speed dating – done differently. The program was called Hamifgashim (...
Monday Jul 01, 2013
Lital Mosan happened to be in the right place. She went to work every day and found her husband.
Lital was working in the mayor's office at the Jerusalem City Hall. For months, she would enter the pretty stone municipal complex and greet the security guards on duty. It was just “hello, hello” each time. Security guards – many of them young and unmarried – are omnipresent in Jerusalem. They are...
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...