If a suggestion sounded promising, my parents went ahead and made many inquiries.
As much as the Jewish world is big, it’s actually very small. Basically a good person who would make a good husband.
I belong to a certain Hasidic sect so the suggestions were all going to be eligible young men from the same sect.
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More, too many Jewish people have been made miserable by this exhausting endeavor, which in turn makes me miserable.
Kay, a secular Israeli, was given first-time media access to the matchmaking culture in the Ultra Orthodox community in Israel.
“Match” is a close look at the private courtship experiences of several young Haredi subjects making the transition into adulthood with very specific expectations about dating and marriage.
Her conflict is universal, her hurdles decidedly Haredi.
In one scene, she’s getting her nails done with a friend.
This is offensive to the viewer, who is suprisingly more shocked when Merav simply replies: “Exactly.” This is one example of the matter-of-factness about the purpose of marriage that pervades the film.
The conversations between these young adults aged 19-24 are direct and insightful.
The matching up of a man and a woman for purposes of marriage) went.