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Debunking the ‘Age Gap Theory’…Again

How manipulating shadchanim and even offering financial "incentives" to marry men off to older women is ethically sound or halachically permissible has yet to be explained.

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EndTheMadness pulls no punches. We give the straight truth about what is wrong and real solutions for how to fix it. There is no gentle way to tell people their values and behaviors are way off. But until more people accept that we have no one to blame for our problems but ourselves, things will only continue to get worse.

The age gap theory is garbage. Stop giving it credibility, throw it in the trash where it belongs, and get to work on the real issues. It won’t be easy or fun like playing with demographics, but it is the only way. Let’s not waste another day.

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About the Author: Harry Maryles runs the blog "Emes Ve-Emunah" which focuses on current events and issues that effect the Jewish world in general and Orthodoxy in particular. It discuses Hashkafa and news events of the day - from a Centrist perspctive and a philosphy of Torah U'Mada. He can be reached at hmaryles@yahoo.com.

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  1. ChHoffman633 says:

    Most every society reaches some imbalance or excess of women over men in the mating pool. It’s solved may different ways by different societies.

    Some just wind up with a significant excess of women over men, and procreation among women is not limited to marriage.

    Some wind up with a high incidence of women who’ll never procreate; a real demographic curse;.

    Some, like Jews from Muslim lands until they emigrated to Israel or to Western democracies – and the Muslim residents of those lands up until today, believe that romantic and procreative love can exist as well in a polygamous relationship.

    And then there’s the religious Jewish community which would like to recreate the world of mathematics so that 7=8 whenever reality is inconvenient.

  2. Ch Hoffman says:

    Most every society reaches some imbalance or excess of women over men in the mating pool. It's solved may different ways by different societies.

    Some just wind up with a significant excess of women over men, and procreation among women is not limited to marriage.

    Some wind up with a high incidence of women who'll never procreate; a real demographic curse;.

    Some, like Jews from Muslim lands until they emigrated to Israel or to Western democracies – and the Muslim residents of those lands up until today, believe that romantic and procreative love can exist as well in a polygamous relationship.

    And then there's the religious Jewish community which would like to recreate the world of mathematics so that 7=8 whenever reality is inconvenient.


Binyamin and Chaya Maryles, uncle and aunt of Emes Ve-Emunah author Harry Maryles.
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