Although its overall popularity in the United States may have waned in recent years, it has become an established and accepted form of dating, with speed-dating events held in cities throughout the U. Some cottage industries have even sprouted from the speed-dating theme, including Web sites dedicated to tips for successful speed dating.
One site offers hypnosis downloads -- tailored for men or women -- that boast a calming influence to create the best possible attitude for speed dating.
So what is speed dating, and more specifically, how does speed dating work?
Speed Dating and its offshoots have captured the imagination of popular culture, fitting nicely into the fast-paced environment of 21st-century America.
In 2000, the dating technique reached craze status, spreading quickly to rest of the Western world, taking strong footholds in both England and Australia.
For those who gauge greatness by the level of selflessness a person attains, Henny also scored off the charts.
At her funeral her oldest son Moshe recalled how, after he got married and moved away to start Kollel (full-time Torah learning), his mother encouraged him: “If you ever aren’t making it financially, tell me and I’ll sell my jewelry.” “Ima,” Moshe called out in a tearful voice, “you forgot that you didn’t have any jewelry.
The service is based on an old Jewish tradition: helping young, single Jews meet others in the faith.
This tradition of creating a shidduch, or a match, called for Jewish singles to be kept in the dark about each other until the time for matchmaking came.
What qualified Henny Machlis, who passed away this past Friday at the age of 57, as one of the world’s greatest Jewish women?
Jerusalemites would say it was her cooking for and serving up to 300 guests every Shabbos in her cramped Jerusalem apartment.
One night several days later, at 3 AM, there was a knock on the door. Alarmed at what must be an emergency, Rabbi Machlis went to the door and asked, “Who’s there?