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The Baggage Weighing Down Our Singles

While Orthodox singles are more insulated from cultural influences, it has had an impact. The questions remain: Why can’t singles get married? What went wrong? Is it 'external influences'?

Shidduch Problems Are Nothing New

Every generation has its own daunting shidduch challenges. Unfortunately, finding the right shidduch is not a new phenomenon, nor is it limited to our contemporary world.

A Good Heart Above All

“Good luck to you,” I said. “That would take five different guys all wrapped into one. But more importantly, your ‘big fives’ are a bunch of zeros and do not add up to anything.”

Singles And Self-Defeating Attitudes

A pervasive difficulty when dealing with singles is their failure to be realistic. Today’s successful shadchan not only has to be a matchmaker but often also assumes the role of a “life coach”

Speaking From The Heart

It’s easy for anyone to lose his way, and once the downward spiral commences, the descent is rapid. Downhill is always easy, but with HaShem's help, every Jew can climb back up again.

Powerful ‘Regards’

The Hebrew word for coincidence is 'mikreh.' It comes from “karah min Hashem – it happened from G-d.” G-d arranges our footsteps.” You must only learn how to listen.

Helping Our Divorced Brothers And Sisters

The difference between becoming widowed and becoming a divorcee is the former evokes compassion while the latter suffer differently enduring gossip

Be A Blessing

The charge of G-d is not “Be blessed” but “Be a blessing” and it has been in our DNA since Avraham our Father

‘Next Year In Jerusalem’

“Please, Rebbetzin, give me a berachah that I should never forget to cry for the Beis HaMikdash. I’m so afraid I will forget and become oblivious to its loss. "

Still a Nation That Dwells Alone

Most Jews are not naïve but liberals who want to believe in a higher civilization –one that shuns cruelty and barbaric savagery, therefore they refuse to learn from our past.

Song Of Thanks

What is the meaning of Dayenu? Why does it play such a central role in our Pesach Seder?

Words From The Heart

Many of us saw loved ones disappear through assimilation but the covenant of G-d we entered into at Sinai can transform anyone

Prayer Is The Foundation

In our “enlightened” world the voice of prayer has become muted; regarded as something only a naïve, unenlightened person can take seriously

Independence And Dependence

Eretz Yisrael is a land of magic, a land where G-d Himself resides another proof that He has not forsaken us

‘Not The Horse I Wanted’

“Noch azoy ah churbon"--after such slaughter (the Holocaust) we must kiss every living Jew and embrace him with love”

The Power Of A Grateful Heart

The Rebbetzin, mistaken for a singer, was asked to perform on Israeli army bases-she gave the soldiers a life changing performance!

Gratitude: Great Pillar Of Our Faith

To learn "Gratitude" learn and use the words, "Thank You" to G-d for his kindnesses, and to others

Turning Pain Into Blessings

What was the life-threatening 50th level of impurity HaShem saved Israel from? Depression.

Teaching Our Children Chesed And Rachamim

As a Jew, you can change, improve your reality; Chesed & rachamim are intrinsic parts of your nature

Incorporating Compassion Into Our Lives

Our generation lives when the footsteps of the Messiah are audible-- provided we know how to listen.

The True Meaning Of Compassion (Part Two)

We no longer identify with kindness and commitment; Apathy and callousness have taken over our lives

The True Meaning Of Compassion (Part One)

How do we teach rachamim? To impart new values to our sons and daughters, we ourselves must change

Shidduchim And The Quest For One’s Bashert

“Rebbetzin, I’m suffering from date burnout If everyone has a bashert, why is it taking me so long?”

Shidduchim Today: What Went Wrong?

Questions remain: Why is there a shidduch crisis? Why can’t singles get married? What went wrong?

Shidduchim: Nothing Has Changed

Despite myriad matchmaking programs the world over the growth in singles population remains daunting

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