Laura Arnold Leibman
Many ultra-orthodox Jews believe in a limited engagement with the internet; thus, in-group magazines have become a crucial way to track of current events and forge a sense of community that extends beyond U.S. national boundaries and links families living in the U.S., Israel, and Europe. Although nominally one publication, the magazine comes with three separate components: one aimed primarily at men, one at women, and one at children. Interestingly, the August 6, 2014 (521) issue of the magazine, in which the article on the crisis for young Jewish women appeared, was placed in the men's portion of the magazine, and was was filtered through the gaze of an important Jewish male philanthropist, Shlomo Yehuda Rechnitz. What was the crisis "that's breaking Shlomo Yehuda Rechnitz's giant heart" and required attention from readers? The lack of marriage partners for young orthodox women.
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Shidduchim, Mishpacha Magazine (2014)