An illustrative image from a Lithuanian Haredi wedding in Jerusalem. Gil Cohen-Magen

Inside the World of ultra-Orthodox Dating

Group speed-dating or initial meetings with a prospective bride and her parents at home – there are differences between ultra-Orthodox and secular dating, but also a few similarities.

It happens every (weekday) evening across the entire land of Israel. Dates involving religiously observant Jews who have been brought together by a matchmaker take place in hotel lobbies, in certain approved...

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