Rabbis now run matchmaking sites -- specifically the J sites, which include JMontreal, JMiami and JBoston. There's even The JMom, which is exactly what you think it is: Jewish mothers choosing prospective partners for their children but matching modern-day Jewish singles can be challenging Don't call me in the middle of the day. It just makes things more complicated in matchmaker world, since everyone has their own lives in addition to trying to pursue a relationship. Pop culture has helped bridge the understanding gap when it comes to matchmaking, with shows like Bravo!'s The Millionaire Matchmaker, NBC's Ready for Love and VH1's Making Mr. Right.
Is your wedding band looking a little pricey? Just wait until the next World Cup, and tie the knot in the presence of Argentinian fans – they’ll happily provide the music for free! 24. Pretty much everything Putin did Russian President Vladimir Putin was only at two games, but managed to steal the show at both.
His smugness in the face of Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman set the Internet on fire: Putin with an umbrella while everyone else gets soaked. Classic. — Balls.ie (@ballsdotie) 23. England winning a penalty shoot-out (at long bloody last) In England’s quarterfinal tie against Colombia, the script looked written: They conceded a late goal, miss some good chances in extra time – surely what follows is a penalty shoot-out exit?
1998 - Jordan Pickford was the first England goalkeeper to save a penalty in a penalty shoot-out at a major tournament since David Seaman at World Cup 1998 against Argentina. Crucial.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) Not this time. England secured their first ever World Cup win on penalties thanks to some unlikely heroes – namely keeper Jordan Pickford, who made a fine save, and substitute Eric Dier, who slotted home the winning spot-kick.
The tension was real. 22. Brazil fans bringing the noise outside their team’s hotel Brazil’s fans were among the loudest and best represented in Russia this summer. Before their quarterfinal tie with Belgium, the fans who made it to Kazan spent the night giving their boys some extra encouragement outside the team hotel.
Check this out for atmosphere: Before Iceland’s opening game with Argentina, 30,000 fans (almost 10 percent of the country’s population) gathered outside Moscow’s Spartak Stadium for a spine-tingling rendition of their trademark Viking salute. No wonder their players came away from the game with a point. 20. Senegal’s alternative warm-up Some teams warm up for matches with intense stretching regimes and games of one-touch. Others, well, they just dance. And the “Happiest Players Award” goes to… The Senegal fans in the Otkrytie Arena have been singing and dancing all game!
👏👏👏— COPA90 (@COPA90) 19. Ronaldinho stealing Will Smith’s thunder at the closing ceremony The fast-paced opera rendition of Russian folk song ‘kalinka’ at the closing ceremony was quite a spectacle, and it was made complete by the unexpected buck-toothed joy and bongo expertise of footballing legend Ronaldinho. Публикация от (@pro_mitino) 1 Июл 2018 в 11:49 PDT Imagine this: You’re in the World Cup Round of 16, and your team has made it to extra time against the star-studded Spainish national team.
What would you be thinking? Probably not food, I’m guessing. For these three spectacularly dressed fans, however, quenching their peckishness was top priority. They became Russia’s meme of the tournament for their efforts: — Джентльмен (@Dekapittator) 17. Japan (almost) stunning Belgium in the Round of 16 Much-fancied Group G winners Belgium squared up against Japan in what looked set to be the least mouth-watering tie of the second round.
Oh, how wrong we were – it ended up being one hell of a game, with the Japanese setting themselves up for a historic upset after scoring two beautiful goals early in the second half. It wasn’t to be, however; Belgium piled their biggest beanpoles forward and clawed it back to 3-2. What a comeback it was, and a heartbreak for the valiant Japanese. 16. It’s raining pints; hallelujah, it’s raining pints England, who went into the World Cup far from favorites, made it to their first semi-final since 1990, sending fans at home into delirium.
“It” didn’t come home in the end, but before England were knocked out by Croatia, Kieran Trippier’s semi-final goal sent half of London’s beer supply skyward in Hyde Park: 15.
Luka Modric being Luka Modric 2018 was the year that perennial “dark horses” Croatia finally came of age. Key to the World Cup runners-up’s success was captain fantastic, Luka Modric, who took home the Golden Ball as the tournament’s best player and gave us plenty to remember, including this beauty against Argentina: Luka Modric final stats vs Russia: 🎶 140 touches, 🅰️ 1 assist, 🗝️4 key passes, 🔫 3 shots, 💫 8/11 dribbles, 🎼 102/112 passes (87.3%), 💉 16/18 long balls, 🎨 4/10 crosses, 💪 4 fouls drawn, 🆙 2 tackles, ⚽ 1 penalty scored in the shoot-out, World class.
— Rafał (@InverseRM) 14. Messi sent packing after stunning 4-3 defeat to France Mbappe, penalty, surely! Di Maria – it’s a screamer! Pavaaaaaaaaaard!!!! Mbappe is the real life roadrunner, he’s even too fast for cameras 😂😭😂 — Footy Humour (@FootyHumour) 12. Neymar’s theatrics Many envisaged the Brazilian forward lifting the World Cup this summer, and while he made some strong appearances, his tournament will be best remembered for some very questionable diving antics. Some say he’s still rolling… In spite of Neymar’s antics, Brazil was looking unbeatable before their quarterfinal tie against Belgium.
The Red Devils then shocked them with a performance of kings - courtesy of a breathtaking save by Thibaut Courtois and a fine finish by Kevin de Bruyne to round off a magnificent team goal. Belgium’s “golden generation” progressed to the semi-finals and eventually finished third. 10. The foot of God Portugal’s exhilarating 3-3 draw with Spain was football at its finest: Long-range goals, silky passing, and an old-fashioned bully of a striker battling it out with perhaps the greatest player ever for the plaudits.
Ronaldo’s stunning free-kick was the ending the game deserved, while the match itself got the tournament started in style. One for the ages. 7. Stadium housekeeping If there were a “Class Act Award” for the fans, it’d surely go to the Senegalese and Japanese supporters, who took time to clean their stadium sections after games.
Публикация от (@sportsyuk) 2 Июл 2018 в 10:57 PDT Let’s hope this catches on among other fans! 6. Humble Kante France’s N’Golo Kante is often touted as the “nicest man in football.” This was confirmed when, after winning the World Cup as one of the tournament’s best players, Kante had to be given the trophy by teammate Steven N’Zonzi because he didn’t want to impose on his teammates’ photo ops. Steven N'Zonzi tells the players to let N'Golo Kanté hold the World Cup trophy because Kanté is too shy to ask and didn't want to impose on anyone.
Love this gesture by N'Zonzi and Kante's humility 🙌🏼— Futbol Stuff (@FutboIStuff) Then, despite standing at only 5’6”, Kante certainly didn’t try to block his teammates’ snap with French President Emmanuel Macron: الثور ثور 😂😂 — ⚽ (@4K__4K) Celebration of the tournament, hands down. Watch in slow motion for maximum effect. 4. The saves, oh, the saves While the goalscorers are getting most of the plaudits, let’s take a moment to look back on some of the legendary goalkeeping we’ve seen this summer.
First, there was Pickford: Save of the tournament from Courtois. — Joe Amart (@joe_amart) Lloris and Akinfeev were also among the picks of the top saves. Keepers, stand up. 3. The throw-in that never was It’s stoppage time in the biggest game of your life. You’re 1-0, and you get a throw-in that could lead to a goal. What do you do? Unfortunately for Iran, Milad Mohammadi decided to do this: Публикация от (@thefootballist_) 21 Июн 2018 в 3:36 PDT Although the timing was questionable, we’re definitely glad he went for it (and then backed out).
Someone needs to make a 10-hour version of this ASAP. 2. Russia erupting after beating Spain Russia, who went in to the World Cup as the tournament’s lowest-ranked team, ended up getting to the quarterfinal by way of a spectacular defeat of 2010 champions Spain on home turf. This unexpected victory led to one of the biggest parties the nation has ever seen: The moment ⭐️ became ⭐️⭐️!
// // 📺 Highlights 👉 — FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) France was clinical and effective from the tournament’s outset, and sealed off a perfect World Cup showing with a 4-2 victory over a strong Croatia side. It was the best World Cup final in a long time, and the players and fans partied like there was no tomorrow: VIDEO: Revolution and football: French fans take to Moscow's Red Square to celebrate Bastille Day as they count down to the final between Les Bleus and Croatia — AFP news agency (@AFP) World Cup 2018 – we miss you already.
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While Jews marrying Jews is still a widely shared goal, the means to that end have been fine-tuned to better serve today's tech-savvy singles. Through global dating sites like , and , people across the world can access their own matchmaker -- not a computer algorithm, but the kind of living, breathing person whom once sang about. These modern-day Jewish matchmakers talk to their clients one on one, learning the nuances that computer questionnaires don't pick up on.
And then they search online profiles, generating more options than their ancestors ever could. It's this blend of Old and New World that's becoming increasingly attractive to young Jewish singles. Marc Goldman, founder and CEO of SawYouAtSinai.com, told The Huffington Post that he instructs his matchmakers to be the "anti-yentas." Traditionally, a yenta was a busybody and a gossip.
But these days, Goldman says, in a world of constant communication, packed schedules and endless options, Jewish singles want three things in dating: privacy, efficiency and choices. Lots and lots of choices. A 25-year-old social media strategist, she has been using SawYouAtSinai.com for over a year now. She describes herself as "modern Orthodox liberal," which for her means she observes the Sabbath and keeps kosher but also wears pants and doesn't plan to cover her hair when she gets married.
She tried secular dating apps like , but found them too passive and cluttered. The main reason she sought out the help of an Internet yenta? Her busy work schedule didn't leave time to find men in the same specific category of Jewish observance, and she's looking to get married "not tomorrow" but sooner rather than later.
The more dates she can go on with potential spouses, the better. However successful these completely digital sites may be, though, there seems to be a desire for a more personal matchmaking experience, albeit still using online tools. -- specifically the "J" sites, which include , and . There's even , which is exactly what you think it is: Jewish mothers choosing prospective partners for their children. Matchmakers like Eisenman are working in an old tradition, but one with entirely new parameters.
Singles in general are getting married later than ever. The average marrying age for American women is close to 27, while it nears 30 for men, . Pew also found that last year for the general Jewish population, with a whopping 71 percent of non-Orthodox Jews marrying outside the religion.
These numbers certainly serve as motivating factors for modern-day matchmakers, driven by the mitzvah of chesed, or Jewish communal work (translated from Hebrew as "loving-kindness").
Being community-oriented, gregarious and passionate about Jewish coupling are requisite traits of online matchmakers, most of whom are women. When Jewish singles sign up for SawYouAtSinai.com (which has a predominantly Orthodox clientele) or any of its 11 affiliated local sites (which have a 75 percent non-Orthodox clientele), they fill out an in-depth questionnaire, letting matchmakers know about likes and dislikes, religious practices and such issues as whether they plan on moving to Israel.
They then get on the phone with their two designated matchmakers so the matchmakers can learn more about them. After that, the matchmakers set to work, sifting through a database of over 50,000 profiles visible only to other matchmakers. Enforcing private profiles, in stark contrast to what Goldman calls the public "Facebook culture," eliminates the chance of a quick read and reject, which can so easily happen on other kinds of dating sites. When they think they have a match, the matchmakers connect the two singles, giving the man three days to call the woman and schedule their first date.
After the date, the matchmakers check in to see how it went and give any advice needed, but the singles keep track of their status online and can "close the match" -- or let their date know they're not interested -- with just a click of a mouse.
While she herself has "rarely" gone on a second date with a potential match, she continues to use the site because she appreciates the human touch it offers, even if she can get fatigued by all the first dates and the lifestyle cataloging that she says dominates the conversations. Once she gives her matchmakers post-date feedback, they do their best to adjust suggestions and they continually check back in for updates.
"People want immediate results," Goldman said. "You have to build a relationship. You're not going to say, 'OK, it's not working,' after five minutes. That's not the way it works, whereas in many parts of your lives things happen immediately or you move on to the next thing.
With relationships, it's the exact opposite. It's not going to happen immediately. It's something you build as you learn about somebody, and that's very much against the wave of society." Another challenge for matchmaking sites? Gender roles and expectations have changed significantly since the days of shtetl yentas. Courting couples do not follow a set path or expected timeline toward that wedding. Young men and women are adding marriage to an ever-expanding to-do list, leaving matrimony as one of their life goals, not the life goal.
Indeed, many Americans simply don't prioritize marriage in the same way they used to. "[Matchmaking sites] are places with Old World values -- you know, the guy will call you in three days," the client said. "But this is not a world anymore where women are just sitting at home waiting for men to call them. I'm at work. Don't call me in the middle of the day. It just makes things more complicated in matchmaker world, since everyone has their own lives in addition to trying to pursue a relationship." Pop culture has helped bridge the understanding gap when it comes to matchmaking, with shows like Bravo!'s "," NBC's "" and VH1's "" Boutique professional matchmakers are also in business -- , according to Matchmaking Pro -- to assist daters of all beliefs.
According to SawYouAtSinai.com, it has 350 matchmakers on staff who have brought together some 1,000 couples, mostly in the 25 to 39 age range, during the site's 10-year run. Tallying marriages may seem as unromantic as spending a first date trading religious checklists, but it's this practical attention to detail that makes services like SawYouAtSinai useful for singles looking for a Jewish marriage.
Plus, the concept itself isn't so antiquated. Take it from the matchmaking client herself:
The Deep Meaning Behind An Orthodox Jewish Wedding