I am writing in response to your story here on Matzav yesterday titled “Will NASI Give Them Money? Couple Ages 88 and 87 Get Married.”
I was more than a little surprised when I saw the title to the article on the front news page. I’ve always perceived Matzav as a place to access news from different places and I can state that you’re usually pretty focused.
NASI, as everyone knows, is an organization, who no matter who is running it or what the motive is, tries to set people up and get them married. The latest trend has been to bash the organization and it’s become almost a game. I am someone who has been fortunate, boruch Hashem, to get married at a young age and since then has been trying to make shidduchim among other singles and have, boruch Hashem, been successful. I have no connection to NASI, nor do I know the motives behind it, but what I do know is that if they succeed to make even one shidduch, the whole organization was worthwhile.
I see firsthand how overwhelming shidduchim can be both for the girls, who are not getting redd names like before, and the boys, whose parents may be getting too many names and don’t know where to start.
What nobody can deny is that there is a shidduch crisis – a crisis that is just growing. If there is anyone who takes the initiative to go out and try to redd a girl shidduchim, kol hakavod to them!
Anybody ranting about the “exorbitant” amount of money NASI is asking doesn’t know the work that goes into making a shidduch. And yes, let anyone say what they want, but the older the girl, the harder it is to get a date for her. Anyone who thinks they have a better method of getting girls married other than the way NASI is advertising, great. Go ahead and try, instead of bashing the organization. Meanwhile, NASI is trying. To bash them is wrong.
And you, Matzav, shamelessly titled an article with mockery of NASI. You should be ashamed of yourselves. You could have titled the article “87 and 88 Year Old Couple Gets Married” and instead you used it to poke fun at an organization trying to do something good.
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