We all know that orthodox dating practices are different than other Jewish groups or the secular public.
However, there isn't much explanation of the process.
So, in the interest of simplification and practicality, I'm going to try to make an overview of the orthodox dating process.
This article presumes that you are just beginning to date in an orthodox fashion, and therefore, does not deal with the circumstances of someone who has been trying and not finding success.
FYI, converts: No one will let you start this process until you've finished your conversion.
If you find someone, you find someone, but no reputable website or matchmaker will take you until you have a shiny conversion certificate.
From Orthodox Jewish dating customs to Jewish wedding customs, there are many traditions that have been in place in the Orthodox Jewish religion for centuries.
Singles seeking out their beshert, their soulmate, may use a traditional shidduch system, which involves a personalized matchmaker who will delve into the background of each of the Orthodox Jewish singles, to Jewish singles web sites, trips and events.
Either system one in the Orthodox Jewish dating world wishes to use, once they come to the place of their happy engagement, the man and woman who will soon be joined as one may want to know some of the traditions that have to do with their upcoming day.
THE UFRUF One important custom is the ufruf, which is Yiddish for "calling up." The Ufruf refers to the groom being called up for an aliyah, recitation of a blessing over the Torah, in the synagogue.
In the Ashkenazi Orthodox Jewish tradition, the ufruf ceremony takes place on the Shabbat before the wedding.
In Sephardi and Mizrachi traditions, the ufruf is called the Shabbat Chattan, which means the groom's Shabbat.
The Shabbat Chattan typically takes place on the Shabbat after the wedding.