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Bride on a Budget

Barbara Bensoussan

Yes, you can make a frum, kosher wedding for only $20,000 — or even $5,000. Takanos are one excellent solution, but what of communities that don’t have such a system in place? See how four different families managed to pull that off, without sacrificing a beautiful, memorable affair.

 

Ready, Willing, and Able

Sherry Zimmerman

Too often, when it comes to shidduchim, people with disabilities are viewed primarily as their disability, rather than as talented, interesting individuals who happen to have a disability. How some couples managed to get past the labels and find their zivug.

 

So You Want To Be a Shadchan?

Michal Eisikowitz

The shidduch crisis is painfully unfolding each day — and individuals with a conscience feel compelled to get involved. But will a well-meaning amateur wreck a shidduch before it’s even begun? What newbie matchmakers should know before attempting to split the sea.



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