"It's not like we have a shadchen to help us find husbands anymore." (in explanation of how Jewish marriage works for liberal Jews)
"I should talk to the shadchen about my niece."
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
Heb שדכן shadkhán, Yiddish shátkhn
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- North America
- Great Britain
- South Africa
- Australia / New Zealand
- The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
- Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
- The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Who Uses This
shadchan, shadkhn, schadchen, schadchan
Plural shadchanim / shadkhanim.
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