Daas Torah - Give Priority to Older Girls. Click here.
Daas Torah - Boys Starting One Year Younger Will Save 1,000 Girls From Staying Single. Click here.
Daas Torah - There is an obligation on the Yeshivos and Roshei Yeshiva to find ways to enable the bochurim to begin shidduchim at a younger age including encouraging them to return sooner from Eretz Yisroel. Click here.
Bais Yaakov Principals' PLEA to Roshei Yeshiva. Click here.
Daas Torah - OK to Pursue Shidduchim during 4th Year. Click here.
Daas Torah - it is not correct to advise [bochurim] to postpone the time of marriage. Click here
Daas Torah - Bochurim should seriously consider starting shidduchim at age 21. Click here
In the beginning of the winter of 2005, a handful of askanim presented the problem of the age gap (with actual statistical information) to the Zekan Roshei Yeshivos, Maran Rav Shmuel Berenbaum Zt"l. Rav Shmuel zt"l declared "mir tur nisht shveigin" (we can't remain silent) and immediately called together an asifa of roshei yeshiva with the help of Rav Meir Hershkowitz shlit"a Rosh Yeshiva of Bais Binyomin of Stamford.
On the thirteenth of kislev 5766 approximately 30 roshei yeshiva met together at the home of Maran Rav Shmuel Berenbaum zt"l to discuss the urgency of problem. Upon conclusion of the asifa, a vaad was established to help alleviate the shidduch crisis for the klal. Below are some pictures of the meeting.
From left to right: Maran Rav Shmuel Berenbaum Zt"l Rosh Yeshiva of Mir, Rav Yaakov Perlow (Novominsker Rebbe) Rosh Yeshiva of Novominsk, Rav Lipa Margulies Rosh Yeshiva of Torah Temima, Rav Malkiel Kotler Rosh Yeshiva of Lakewood, Rav Elya Ber Wachtfogel Rosh Yeshiva of South Fallsburg, Rav Aharon Feldman Rosh Yeshiva of Ner Yisroel of Baltimore, Rav Levi Dicker Rosh Yeshiva of Belle Harbor, Rav Chaim Epstein Rosh Yeshiva of Zichron Melech, Rav Yaakov Busel Rosh Yeshiva of Edison, Rav Elya Kanarek Rosh Yeshiva of Peekskill, and Rav Shmuel Abba Olshin Rosh Yeshiva of Emek Hatalmud.
Rabbonim Get Involved
From left to right seated: Rav Meir Herskowitz Rosh Yeshiva of Stamford, Rav Yechiel Perr Rosh Yeshiva of Derech Aison of Far Rockaway, Rav Aharon Schechter Rosh Yeshiva of Chaim Berlin, Maran Rav Shmuel Berenbaum Zt"l Rosh Yeshiva of Mir, Rav Elya Sorotzkin Rosh Yeshiva of Springfield, and Rav Yaakov Perlow (Novominsker Rebbe) Rosh Yeshiva of Novominsk. Standing: Reb Eliyahu Yanovsky Principal of Lakewood Seminary presenting the problem with the statistics.