The Boiling Point

Haredi Dating: Rabbis, research, resumes and a look into the soul

Leila Miller, Editor-in-Chief

June 12, 2012

Although students at Shalhevet may start dating before girls at Bais Yaakov, they’re probably farther away from marriage. Most girls in Los Angeles' Haredi community expect to begin the shidduch – matchmaking – process when they return from a year of seminary after high school. “You realize it’s very smart, the system,” said Leora, 21, a Bais Yaakov alumna ...

When you hear the word ‘Haredi’ …

BP Editorial Board

June 12, 2012

What’s the difference between Haredim and other Jews?  Trick question: we’re all the same. But somehow, it is not uncommon to find an anti-Haredi sentiment in the Modern Orthodox and non-Orthodox worlds. This sentiment is most likely derived from the famous – and true – stories of Haredi men spitting at girls they consider to be immodestly dressed or expressing...