Lakewood, NJ – The “freezer” has opened in Lakewood, NJ, with the arrival of Tu B’Shevat. Under the “freezer” rule, new bochurim during their first zeman in the Lakewood Yeshiva are not permitted to enter the parsha of shidduchim – i.e., they may not officially date – until Tu B’Shevat during the winter zeman or Shiva Asar B’Tammuz during the summer zeman.
[There is an exception, which is that if a bochur already started dating before the beginning of the zeman and his official entrance into the yeshiva, he may continue to date that girl and that girl only.]
We wish all those in the parsha of shidduchim much bracha and hatzlacha. May you all find your respective zivuggim bekarov.