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(At the dinner I attended, fewer than half the group could read Hebrew.) There are small touches of Jewish customs like her logo, a heart-shaped Challah bread, and the business’ name, “Shabbatness.” Nes means miracle in Hebrew, Davis says.
And her next one will feature only male homosexual couples.
Even with modern traditions, the core of the evening is Judaism.
But after traveling Europe and researching the genocide, she felt it a strong pull toward preserving Jewish heritage and rituals. A 2013 PEW study revealed that the percentage of U. adults who say they are Jewish when asked about their religion has been cut by about half since the late 1950s.
And more than half of Jewish Americans have married a non-Jewish spouse.
Apps have taken dating and turned it into a giant game of hot-or-not, where choices are endless and real relationships are few and far between.
Sure, JDate is popular and apps like Tinder and Hinge are growing, but that has consequences.I’m sitting in a Manhattan apartment watching the sun set with 11 of New York’s most eligible Jewish singles.It’s Friday night and the table is a traditional Shabbat setting—a Kiddush cup filled with red wine, freshly-blessed candles and challah bread that’s been ripped apart and passed around the table.“You don’t just have to do it for Shabbat, there can be Christian dinners, Muslim dinners,” Stanger says.“There are ways to do this for any type of common interest.” Davis has a long way to go before the company is truly ringing in a profit.She started hosting at least one Shabbat dinner a month in 2013.