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The parents then conduct “research” into the proposed spouse.They ask around about the other family’s connections, check to see if there are any divorces, or if any of the proposed relations have abandoned the community in favor of the secular world.After he married, he went into seclusion in the mountains and focused on mysticism.As his following grew, he became known as the Baal Shem Tov (abbreviated as Besht) which means “Master of the Good Name.”In a nutshell, the Baal Shem Tov led European Jewry away from Rabbinism and toward mysticism.Raisy was a plump woman with bright blue eyes visible through the bangs of the sandy-colored wig she wears per Orthodox tradition.She sat behind a desk cluttered with spiral notebooks, stacks of dating questionnaires, and an old desktop computer that contained her database of single ultra-Orthodox Jews.Speaking in a mixture of English, Yiddish, and Hebrew, they rifle through their notes, searching for matches.They are helping the men and women—especially the women—fulfill the primary social responsibility of their community: to get married.
That scenario, plus the rapid growth of these communities—an estimated 3 percent per year—means more 19-year-old women than 23-year-old men.A further subset of the Heredic Jews is the Hasidic Jews, a group that focuses on the joyful spiritual aspects of religious practice.Hasidic Jews may live in special communities and, Heredics, are noted for wearing special clothing. The movement originated in Eastern Europe in the 18th century, at a time when Jews were experiencing great persecution.Haredi Jews reject many of the trappings of technology, such as television and the internet, and schools are segregated by gender.Men wear white shirts and black suits, and black fedora or Homburg hats over black skull caps. Women dress modestly, with long sleeves and high necklines, and most wear hair coverings.