Question: What is the name of a Jewish matchmaker?

The correct term for a Jewish matchmaker is shadchanit for a woman, shadchan for a man. Judith Gottesman helps love-seeking Jews in California find their soul mates. I asked if she ever gets called a yenta. Yes, she told me.

What does Yenta mean in Jewish?

busybody Yenta or Yente (Yiddish: יענטע‎) is a Yiddish womens given name. It is a variant form of the name Yentl, which ultimately is thought to be derived from the Italian word gentile, meaning noble or refined. The use of yenta as a word for busybody originated in the age of Yiddish theater.

What do you call a male Yenta?

Plus, Cupids thrive on the challenge of matching compatible friends — so both men and women are yentas. Julia thinks that the male version of a yenta — the meddler, not the matchmaker — is a mansplainer. Its the guy who wont let us get a word in edgewise.

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