Within the community, this imbalance is called the shidduch (or matchmaking) crisis.
“We feel the onus is on us,” said Naomi, a 42-year-old teacher at a modern Orthodox day school outside Manhattan.
“It’s almost like the [matchmakers] are desperate to get the women married because there are so many of them.
We don’t sense they tell the men to get a better profile picture or do this, do that.
Yossi Sarid, a former Israeli education minister and onetime leader of the secular-rights party Meretz, called the younger Netanyahu's love life a ‘private matter.’ But he said the uproar among the religious was ‘nonsense.’Early Wednesday morning, the office of Benjamin Netanyahu denied that Yair was dating Miss Leikanger, telling Channel 10 that the two 'only study together' and that he had not spoken to Norwegian PM Solberg about his son.
You don’t need to consult a rabbi to figure out that being a single woman of a certain age in the Orthodox Jewish community is no piece of babka.
“For me, it is a ‘crisis’ because I think we are looked at differently. She described how she feels her ideas are often dismissed by her colleagues, who are mostly married Orthodox women. She said she feels it in more substantive areas, as well, such as working with young students, because she herself is not a mother.
Let the cat out: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, pictured with his wife Sara, 'boasted' about his son's relationship, and recent trip to Norway, to the country's prime minister Erna Solberg in Davos last week ‘Yair should know that if he does such a thing, if he doesn't break off the relationship, then ...
he is spitting on the graves of his grandmother and grandfather who loved him so much and raised him,’ Ben-Artzi told Kikar Shabbat, an ultra-Orthodox news site.
“I don’t sense they really think I know what I’m talking about when I’m working with the kids.” Other single women in the modern Orthodox community shared similar experiences of feeling slighted by community members because they were not married.
“Slowly you start to realize your single status, and realize that even though you might have a master’s degree or be accomplished in your work, people in the religious community still talk to you as if you are in high school,” Eryn London, a 31-year-old rabbinical student at Yeshivat Maharat, wrote in an email.