Shidduchim SOS
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-That Loving Feeling
-No Dating Romance
-Get Off the High Horse
-Once Upon a Time...
-What Bochurim Think
-Comment #31 Girl
-Why am I Not Married
-We All Know Someone
-What Kallahs Want
-Another Broken Heart?
-Her Parents Rejected Us

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May 19, 2012

From the COLlive inbox: A mother from Florida has a suggestion which will have an "encouraging effect for other parents" dealing with shidduchim. Full Story


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Feb 23, 2012

SOS Shidduchim: A married man shares a few rules for dating based on things he personally experienced on shidduch dates.
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Jan 28, 2012

Illustration photo by Israel Bardugo

Shidduchim SOS: "Nothing was working out for me, I couldn't even get a date. I was down in spirit and so I decided I was going to take a break and just see where life takes me."
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Jan 8, 2012

From the COLlive Inbox: A 22 year old Bochur writes, "Just last week, my mother called me for a 'serious conversation'. I was expecting that it might be the Shidduch talk, but I was not expecting what she actually said." Full Story


Dec 31, 2011

Shidduchim SOS: "You know those dates where five minutes in you know this is absolutely not for you?" A COLlive reader suggests a few practical suggestions to improve the shidduch system. Full Story


Dec 28, 2011

Shidduchim SOS: "I've lived in Crown Heights for seven years, and was set up once a year with another mismatched shidduch, by people who barely knew me." Full Story


Dec 6, 2011

Girls daven at the Rebbe's Ohel * Archive photo: Bentzi Sason

A Crown Heights organization that helps kallahs will be praying for 100 boys and girls to find a shidduch - for a fee. Full Story


Nov 16, 2011

Parshas Chayei Sarah: Rabbi Nachman Wilhelm of reviews the do's and don'ts of shidduch making according to Gemara and commentaries.


Nov 7, 2011

SOS Shidduchim: A bochur offers a humorous glimpse into what he thinks when being asked about a friend for a shidduch. Full Story


Sep 10, 2011

Response to "Dear Chabad Bochur": A 24 year-old single girl defends all the single bochurim out there and has a special thank you to make. Full Story


Sep 7, 2011

Shidduchim SOS: A Lubavitch girl who is "sick and tired of dating drama" has 5 things to tell bochurim in shidduchim.
Full Story


Aug 20, 2011

Illustration photo by Yaakov Rosenthal

How do shaddchanim, both professional and dabblers in the field, think? Here are the 7 methods they use to make a match. Full Story


Aug 15, 2011

Illustration photo

A 25 year-old Lubavitch girl, disappointed by repetitive names being offered by shadchanim, has opened a useful website.
Full Story


Jun 29, 2011

Rivkah Leah Bernath with the Chabad Shidduch Group in Chicago has been involved with over 100 shidduchim over the past five years. Here she speaks about "The Secret Recipe" for finding a shidduch. Audio


Jun 12, 2011

R. B., who wrote about her struggles while Shidduch dating more than a year ago, tells the sequel to her story since she has 'emerged from her own pool of darkness.' Full Story


May 8, 2011

Organizers of Nechama's Closet have visited the Rebbe's Ohel and prayed for over 100 single girls and boys to find a shidduch. Full Story


May 5, 2011

Rabbi Moishe New, Director of the Montreal Torah Center (MTC), offered his take on dating and shidduchim for today's single, during his weekly Torah class. Video


Apr 6, 2011

A memento of the Simpson-Stock wedding includes a segulah the Rebbe wrote to a woman hoping for a shidduch. Full Story


Mar 9, 2011

Illustration photo taken at Mink Jewelers in Crown Heights

A Florida Shlucha told COLlive she is setting up a "single again" service to find shidduchim for divorced and widowed men and women. Full Story


Jan 6, 2011

Shidduchim SOS: How fortunate are we to have the concept of shidduchim, and not (G-d forbid) the secular ideals of "boyfriend" and "girlfriend." Full Story


Dec 21, 2010

A girl looking for a shidduch asks: Why is it that if one doesn't follow the exact 'system', they are considered a 'bum'?
Full Story


Dec 15, 2010

What does a 23 year old bochur think about dating? One bochur writes what he thought about Manis Friedman's lecture on today's shidduch crisis Tuesday evening. Full Story


Aug 22, 2010

Shidduchim SOS: My father wants this bochur, my mother wants that family. And the shadchan thinks I'm the one who is picky. Full Story


Jul 14, 2010

Shidduchim SOS: Chicago Shadchan Rabbi Moishe Raitman has valuable tips for a successful shidduch experience: The do's and don'ts in dealing with a shadchan and what every parent can expect from them. Full Story


Jul 1, 2010

Shidduchim SOS: I may not be a good writer at all, but as a single girl, I would like to shed light on the supposed "shidduch crisis." If my message will get through to at least one person - it's all worth it. Full Story


Jun 20, 2010

Shidduchim SOS: After marrying off her children and arranging 9 shidduchim herself, Mrs. Riva Denburg of Miami Beach writes to COLlive what she thinks of Shadchanim and the Shidduchim process. Full Story


Jun 1, 2010

Shidduchim SOS: If you are going to marry what someone else thinks is good for you, but not what is truly good for you, then you will be miserable. Full Story


May 13, 2010

Shidduchim SOS: All too often my parents are told that the bochur does not want to go out because I am "too chassidish." Saying Chitas is a crime? Full Story

Apr 8, 2010

Shidduchim SOS: I know of some guys who won't fly for a date unless there are 2 or 3 girls lined up to go out with him, just in case the first girl doesn’t work out... Full Story

Jan 13, 2010

Shidduchim SOS: "I can pep-talk myself that everyone goes through it. But sometimes, I feel like running into the streets and screaming till my voice could scream no more."
Full Story

Dec 28, 2009

Shidduchim SOS: We heard about this nice girl that friends say will match our son. But her parents rejected the offer. What now? Full Story

Dec 2, 2009 is requesting more names to be added to the handy shidduchim list. "Most names in 2009 came through COLlive readers." Full Story

Nov 29, 2009

A group of single Lubavitch girls will be praying Tuesday at the Rebbe's Ohel for hundreds of men and women waiting for a match. Full Story

Nov 22, 2009

Shidduchim SOS: From a Chassidishe bochur wanting Shlichus, my husband turned into an unemployed man touching his beard and drinking in bars. Mrs. Sarah Junik, how do I avoid making a mistake again? Full Story

Oct 20, 2009

Chananya Weissman in the Jerusalem Post strongly objects to the pronouncement by 60 prominent rabbis that the main cause of the shidduch crisis is that "boys frequently prefer girls who are a few years younger." Full Story

Oct 14, 2009

So you're on a Shidduch date in a lobby of a hotel or meeting a business client in a lounge, is it permissible to have an alcoholic drink from a clean glass? Rabbi Yitzchak Hanoka of OK Kosher Labs answers. Full Story

Sep 29, 2009

Shidduchim SOS: While you bake Challah in that Bosch, chop salad on that cutting board with matching knives, and serve your husband roasted potatoes, you forget who helped set up the apartment. Full Story

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-Rabbi Mordechai Gurary will be sitting shiva for his sister Mrs. Rochel Baum, at his home in Crown Heights, 636 Empire Blvd. between Kingston and Albany, from Motzei Shabbos till Monday afternoon at 4:00.  He will then be going to Cedarhurst- 21 Lotus St.- to sit with his nephews till Tuesday morning.

Found a Tehillim on Lefferts Avenue today that has on it "Eliezer Natan Jacobi". The book is an Artscroll Tehilim.
It has a beautiful note from his fiance that is dated 25 Adar 2004.
Really want to get this back to the person it belongs to!
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on a ride back from Ohel a bochur left a Marks&Spencer pullover sweater that says Lambswool it is reddish and black
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If you wear a 44R Kapoteh from Tzemach Menswear, Montreal, and you went to the Mikva on Friday, 26 Shvat, at Carroll and Schnectaty, then you took my Kapoteh. Your's is still hanging there. Please go exchange them or conact me. 315-727-3164


A Shlucha borrowed my leather siddur, on Thursday at the armory, and I did not get it back. It has the name Bayla on the cover. If you have it, or have info about it, please call 438-939-5037. Thanks.
Found a silver ring with little diamonds on Brooklyn ave. Between Crown and Montgomery. Contact: (347)200 0632
A leather covered chitas with the name "Ateŕa Zaadle"was left by me. Please get it.


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Black wool coat size 18
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