|The Information And Analytical Edition
Of The Jewish Confederation Of Ukraine
In Brief ...
I am not a magician, I am only learning... For already over ten years I have been learning to sympathize with, to show compassion to and to help, as far as my humble abilities can afford, my fellows. They are alone, and I am Shadhen. No, this is not my name, this is my hobby. I inform those who are poorly aware of the history of their own people that traditionally matchmaking (not procuring) in the Jewish communities was the job of professionals - amateurs "shadhens". Moving about the country with his barn record book a shadhen was a contact man for the communities, scattered along the Pale of Settlement.