Orthodox jewish dating customs

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Singles felt they were viewed as inferior by the larger community and were often troubled by loneliness and isolation.Shadchanim were valued by some, but generally criticized for insensitivity.A semi-structured interview schedule was designed to qualitatively capture the subjects’ range and depth of experience as single individuals.The interviews were analyzed separately as case studies and also compared and contrasted based on four major, common topic domains.In Vayikra Chapter 25 verse 17, the Torah commands: “And you shall not hurt (the feelings of) one another and you shall fear Hashem, for I, Hashem, am thy Lord.” Rav Hirsch explains that since the prohibition in an earlier verse (14) refers to hurting another financially, this verse cannot possibly mean the same.Therefore, Rav Hirsch concludes that it is an extension of the prohibition of hurting someone in business dealings, which includes the prohibition of hurting someone’s feelings either by words or by deeds.Orthodox Judaism is a collective term for the traditionalist branches of contemporary Judaism.

Other key doctrines include belief in a future bodily resurrection of the dead, divine reward and punishment for the righteous and the sinners, the Election of Israel as a people bound by a covenant with God, and an eventual reign by a salvific Messiah-King who will restore the Temple in Jerusalem.Orthodox Judaism therefore advocates a strict observance of Jewish Law, or halakha, which is to be interpreted and determined only according to traditional methods and in adherence to the continuum of received precedent through the ages.It regards the entire halakhic system as ultimately grounded in immutable revelation, essentially beyond external and historical influence.In the modern Orthodox world of dating, blind dates have become an accepted norm whether it is through the Internet or through the inspiration of well-meaning friends.The mindset in which we approach dating can be very telling of whom I am, rather than whom the person is that I am going to meet. Do we heed the words of Hillel: “what is unpleasant to you, do not do to another?

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