Chananya Weissman

The New Orthodox Lonely Hearts

04/08/2004 - 20:00
Staff Writer
It’s 8:30 on a Saturday night and 29-year-old “Ilana,” dressed in a sweater set and skirt that falls just below the knees, is in the hallway of a Brooklyn synagogue, its faded cappuccino-colored walls decorated with black-and-white photos from the 1950s and ’60s.  

The Dating Game Gone 'Mad'

03/06/2003 - 19:00
Staff Writer
Who'd have ever thought that the type of shoes one wears would become a dating issue for anyone but a foot fetishist? But that's what it has come to in the centrist Orthodox world, where pre-date interrogations of a young man or young woman's rabbi and loved ones have become the norm. It's part of the influence of the right wing on Modern Orthodoxy, say those involved.
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