Month: June 2018

The Insecurity of Security

Over the last decade I have been overwhelmed by security overhauls, both physical and now virtual. One thing has become apparent time and time again. In most of these situations, there has been a ton of work only to make everyone feel highly inconvenienced. Yet I have no evidence that anything is actually more secure […]

Tales of Jewish Dating, Part III: Dating Wrong

Dating Wrong Wrapping up this little series on Jewish Dating, I’d like to discuss some major insights I’ve pieced together. I don’t have all the answers. Not even close. But 20 years of dealing with dating, marriage, and divorce have taught me a few lessons about what to do. And more importantly, what not to […]

Tales of Jewish Dating, Part II: Vital Lessons Learned

In my last post, I told many stories about the less-than-perfect experience I had with shadchanim and Jewish dating. I’d like to speak about some things I learned from these experiences. Not All Shadchanim are Created Equal First, not all shadchanim are made equal. Some really take the time to get to know you. It […]

Tales of Jewish Dating, Part I: Shadchanim, Lousy Dates, and Beyond

In The Beginning… Almost two decades ago, I started dating with a fury. I was visiting shadchanim and going on dates just about every week. And I was miserable. At the time I was living in Israel, watching all my friends getting married, and itching to find my own soulmate. Arguably pathetically desperate. I went […]

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