EndTheMadness Guide to the Shidduch World

EndTheMadness Guide to the Shidduch World

by Chananya Weissman

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EndTheMadness Guide to the Shidduch World by Chananya Weissman

The EndTheMadness Guide to the Shidduch World is the definitive book on what's really wrong in the shidduch world and what needs to be done to fix it. It contains 267 pages of straight talk, including a comprehensive analysis of the various layers of the problems, practical solutions that apply to the entire community, and a wealth of supporting Torah sources and ideas.

CONTENTS

Introduction .............................. .............................1


The Problem

Chapter 1 – Truth Is Stranger Than Science Fiction ..................... 5

Chapter 2 – The Elusive and Illusive Quest for “Frumkeit” ......... 16

Chapter 3 – The Elimination of Natural Meetings ...................... 30

Chapter 4 – The Failure of the Matchmaking System ................. 35

Chapter 5 – Just Follow the Script .............................................. 42

Chapter 6 – The Rise of Feminism .............................................. 48

Chapter 7 – The Advancement of Technology ............................ 61

The EndTheMadness Label Lexicon .................................... 64

Chapter 8 – The Dreaded Shidduch Résumé .............................. 80

Chapter 9 – Stupid and Insensitive Things People Say To Singles ... 86

Chapter 10 – The Isolation of Singles ....................................... 100

Chapter 11 – False Hope (or what dating web sites should file for) .................... 102



The Solution

Chapter 1 – Wise Words from a Blind Man .............................. 107

Chapter 2 – The EndTheMadness Covenant ............................ 110

Chapter 3 – Natural Meetings ................................................... 131

Chapter 4 – Events for Singles (NOT Singles Events) ............... 141

Chapter 5 – Matchmaking ........................................................ 150

Chapter 6 – HotKiddush: Online Meetings Revolutionized ...... 162

Chapter 7 – The Role of Singles in the Solution ........................ 171

Chapter 8 – The Role of the Community .................................. 177

Chapter 9 – Dating More Than One Person at a Time ............. 180

Chapter 10 – When Should One Begin Dating? ........................ 184

Chapter 11 – Should One Wait for an Older Sibling? ............... 186

Chapter 12 – Icebreakers ........................................................... 188

Chapter 13 – Short Lessons from the Torah .............................. 189

Epilogue .................................................................................... 194

Appendix

The Dating Survival Guide for Orthodox Jewish Men .............. 197

The Shidduch Value Calculator................................................. 217

Debunking the Age Gap Theory ............................................... 226

The “Dhimmis” Among Us: Judaism’s Lower Class .................. 243

Appropriate Shidduch Questions ............................................... 251

Bitachon and Hishtadlus in Shidduchim (and elsewhere) .......... 256

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781483517520
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 11/21/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 267
File size: 788 KB

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