Jewish Matchmakers

In European Jewish communities, matchmakers used to have an important role. In modern Israel, religious Jews have preserved the tradition of matchmaking.

Efrat is a religious Jew and a mother of six children. Her mother’s friend Rochi arranged Efrat’s marriage. We asked Efrat as to how the process toward marriage progressed with the help of a matchmaker. After getting married, Efrat herself has got into matchmaking. We also meet Aharon, a professional matchmaker, who runs matchmaking business in Israel and Paris.

Israel Speaks

Israel Speaks is a documentary program straight from the heart of the world – Jerusalem.

Israel Speaks deals with interesting phenomena, touching and even painful events, as well as people's daily lives in a country amidst a lot of pressure and tension.

  • First broadcast: June 7, 2014, Taevas TV7
  • Episode number: 218
  • Duration: 30 min
  • Spoken languages:
  • Finnish, Hebrew
  • Subtitles:
  • Finnish, Estonian, English, Swedish