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The prospective partners either date each other or in stricter communities they go to a "bashow"  or sit in. A typical bashow scene is that the young man with his parents goes to see the young woman in her house to see if the prospective couple are compatible.
Both sets of parents talk to each other, and then when the setting is more relaxed, they go into another room, leaving the man and woman in the living room to speak among themselves.
Some use this opportunity to actually ask each other pertinent questions, while some just want to see if they like each other, relying more on the information they got from the shadchen or from other people.
The number of bashow s prior to announcing an engagement varies, as some have many bashow s while others have as few as one, which is typical among the children of Hasidic Rebbes. Bashert or Beshert , Yiddish: It can also be used to express the seeming fate or destiny of an auspicious or important event, friendship, or happening.
In modern usage, Jewish singles will say that they are looking for their bashert , meaning they are looking for that person who will complement them perfectly, and whom they will complement perfectly. 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.
The first recorded shidduch in the Torah was the match that Eliezer , the servant of the Jewish patriarch Abraham , made for his master's son Isaac Genesis Ch. Abraham gave him specific instructions to choose a woman from Abraham's own tribe.
Eliezer traveled to his master's homeland to fulfill Abraham's wishes, arriving at a well. After a short prayer to God for guidance, describing how a virtuous woman might act toward a traveling stranger at the well, Rebekah appeared on the scene and did everything described in Eliezer's prayer. 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. Even so, Isaac gained his own impression of her before agreeing to marry her Rashi, commentary to Genesis However, when Eliezer proposes to take Rebekah back to Isaac in Canaan , he is told by Rebekah's family: 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.
The Talmud Bavli Kiddushin 12a, first version states that academy head Rav would give corporal punishment to a man who would marry without shidduchin , that is,  without prearrangement by the couple. The text gives three versions of Rav's practice; the other two versions disagree. Some authorities rule according to the first version,   while others rule according to the other two versions.
In Kiddushin 41a states that a man should not marry a woman he has not seen, lest he come to violate Love your neighbour as yourself. The etymology of the words "shidduch" and "shadchan" is uncertain. Targum to Judges 5: Although Torah law allows for a bat-kohen to marry a challal , convert, or freed slave Hebrew eved meshukhrar , the Midrash and Talmud cite Rabbi Yochanan 's view that a daughter of the kohen is best off marrying a kohen.
Rabbi Yochanan maintains that in the event a bat-kohen marries a non-Kohen, undesired results for the groom are likely to surface, such as poverty or the demise of the groom. An exception to this taboo is if the groom is a Talmid Chacham. Considering the prevalence of a number of genetic diseases in both the Ashkenazi and Sephardi communities, several organisations most notably Dor Yeshorim routinely screen large groups of young people anonymously, only handing them a telephone number and a PIN.
When a shidduch is suggested, the candidates can phone the organisation, enter both their PINs, and find out whether their union could result in critically disabled children. Although the implementation has been controversial, there has been a sharp decrease in the number of children born with Tay—Sachs disease and other genetic disorders since its inception. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Another young man hustles into the restaurant and waltzes up to their table. He also has a date with Sarah.
David reluctantly gets up and moves to sit with the other Sarah, a superficial fashionista obsessed with ordering extra food to go and cloyingly eager to get married. Meanwhile, the artsy Sarah Feldman strains to make conversation with her blind date, Ben, a slick and polished guy with whom she has nothing in common.
Now everyone is miserable. Will true love find a way? Leah Gottfried is hilarious as fashionista Sarah, but in addition to being a star of the series, she is also creator, director, co-writer, and co-producer of the series, through her production company, Dignity Entertainment. The show may be focusing on the dating habits of a small niche population, but Gottfried is aiming at a much larger non-Jewish audience.
David is played by Danny Hoffman, who is also a co-writer and co-producer of the show. Jewish Film Festival, and won several other indie film awards. Jessica Schechter, who plays another of the friends and also one of the producers, notes that broadcasting a show online makes it easier to build an audience without geographic boundaries. She points to one email they received from Germany:. Being removed from a big community such as in New York and turning 28 and being a young professional I am thinking a lot about having missed the marriage train.
I signed up to Shabbat. Here in Europe it is just super tough to even meet any other Jew. While the show is satirical, both Gottfried and Schechter are longtime veterans of the Jewish singles dating scene and have learned a lot of lessons along the way.
Schechter credits the dating articles on Aish. You have to listen to your gut, but sometimes people bypass that. Singles need to take the pressure off themselves. The watched pot doesn't boil. Give yourself space to breathe. Live your life, feel fulfilled. People who are happy and busy are more attractive in general. With all the pressure inherent in the Jewish emphasis on dating for marriage, Gottfried also suggests: Can I let loose and laugh with this person?
New partnerships are expected in episode three, which the producers hope will air by mid-October. From a single woman: Living in Nebraska, it is hard to find a nice Jewish guy. I absolutely love the ideals that you guys are trying to capture.
Mazal tov on the show. I hope bigger things are to come for you guys! From an Orthodox single man: Also, for people who want to stay away from secular entertainment because of the way it objectifies women or encourages bad language and violence, this provides a kosher outlet for them. I find your work important and meaningful, and your hard work will not go unnoticed. Good luck and I can't wait for the next episode and the next 20 seasons.
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