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Matchmaker, Matchmaker

Monday, 21 July 2008

I’ve known PC since we were kids. We met at shul when I was 9 and he was 12. And it wasn’t exactly a memorable meeting. At least not for me. [PC has a different recollection, but since he doesn’t have a blog…] Anyway, one thing led to another and after a long courtship, we got married in January of 1996.

But what if circumstances had been different? What if our parents still lived in a community where the cultural norm is to arrange marriages through a shadchen? Would we have been chosen for one another?


I rented Arranged from our local Blockbuster and I sent PC into the other room so that I could watch it on Motzei Shabbat. Ay — I loved it! And since I knew he wouldn’t, I figured I’d save us both time and aggrevation 🙂

Go. Now. See it. Thank me later.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Tuesday, 22 July 2008 12:19 am

    ’96 was a good year. I got hitched in March.

  2. Rachel permalink
    Tuesday, 22 July 2008 11:54 am

    Didn’t you love this movie? My best friend is a Libyan Moslem, and it is funny…we met the year that I became “old enough” to be considered “old” in the community…i.e. not married and in my 20’s. She and I bonded over the stresses of dating expectations, both personal and familial, and have been a big part of each other’s spiritual lives. That being said, we are both religious in our own religion. It is such a fabulous relationship, and I love the movie!

  3. Tuesday, 22 July 2008 2:45 pm

    This looks like something I’d really enjoy. Thanks for pointing it out, I’ve added it to my Netflix queue. 🙂

  4. Tuesday, 22 July 2008 6:59 pm

    My husband and I saw this a couple months back I guess, it truly is an amazing movie. Very real to life and sincere.

  5. Thursday, 24 July 2008 9:36 pm

    my dad just saw this and he’s really itching fo rme to see it so we can discuss. now i *really* have to watch it…cuz you say so too;-)

  6. Frume Sarah permalink
    Sunday, 27 July 2008 12:58 am

    Jack — I agree! Can you believe it’s been over 12 years???

    Rachel — Thanks for sharing your parallel experience. Nice to know that it’s not just a Hollywood’s sanitized idea of what COULD happen.

    Rivkah — Yes, yes, yes — you will definitely enjoy it! Let me know what you think.

    You too, Phyl.

    TamaraEden — I agree. I think it worked because of its sincerity.

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