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Jewish Singles Are People, Too

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In this article on ejewishphilanthropy, Maayan Jaffe-Hoffman discusses Viewpoints contributor Dr. Sharon Weiss Greenberg’s exploration of feelings regarding the shidduch crisis in the Orthodox community.

Sharon Weiss-Greenberg, executive director of the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance, put an open call out to members of the Orthodox Jewish community to share their thoughts and feelings about the shidduch crisis and being single. She could not have anticipated the outpouring of responses she received. Hundreds of stories of people being discriminated against, unhealthy stigmas and ill behavior flooded her mailbox.

In other words, what Weiss-Greenberg found is that many singles feel isolated from and stigmatized by the Jewish community.