Tradition! Yenta the matchmaker was a key figure in “Fiddler on the Roof,” set in 19th century Europe. But modern-day Yentas are alive and well in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities of America. Indeed, many young people would never meet, let alone marry, if not for the community matchmaker and the time-honored system known as shidduch.
Archive for May, 2009
The rest of Uganda is generally perceived as stable, democratic, a loyal friend of the U.S. The north is a landmine, with no effective government and a million people displaced by two decades of civil war. It is also the deadliest malaria zone in the world.
People are literally dying to get in. The 8 million people in New York City all will be dead, eventually. That’s 44 million feet of cadaver. In a town where space is always at a premium, there’s not enough earth to grant all those bodies eternal rest.
A new York fine arts auction house has found a niche – in the dog house. Doyle’s New York has become known for its Dogs in Art auction, featuring artists who paint, sculpt, etch, cast and otherwise portray canines of all kinds, from cute puppies to seriously-sniffing hunting hounds.
Across the country, businesses with positions that don’t require qualifications or degrees – mainly food service, retail, and customer service – say they are being flooded with overqualified applicants — many of them adults taking jobs usually staffed by teens.