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CLIP 13228

Finding a partner: Judaism

Finding a partner: Judaism
Key Info
  • Finding a partner: Judaism
  • Duration: 7:03
  • We follow two young Jewish people who are Jewish, single and looking for a marriage partner - Natalie, 22 and Richard, 27. It presents the process many young British Jews follow when looking for a marriage partner, the difficulties of finding someone from within the small Jewish community and the dilemma of whether to marry within or outside of Judaism. They share their criteria for a husband or wife, and let us follow what happens when they meet a potential marriage partner. First broadcast in January and February 2012 on the Learning Zone on BBC2 as part of the series Strictly Soulmates.
  • Subject:

    Religious Education


    Marriage and Family Life

  • Keywords: Jewish, Judaism, Orthodox, culture, tradition, Hebrew, marriage, arranged marriage, matchmaker, Rabbi, Torah, Kosher, shidduchim, StrictlySoulmates
Ideas for use in class
  • Ask students to respond to the following: a) Whether to marry 'in' or 'out' of the Jewish religion is a real dilemma for many British Jews. What advantages/disadvantages are given by Natalie and Richard? b) Imagine that Richard decides to marry Laura. What do you think would be the reaction of his family, and why?
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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