The girls in one class in a prestigious girls' seminary in Bnei Brak are worried about a "wedding drought." While dozens of girls from other classes are already successfully matched, none of the girls in the class has gotten engaged since the beginning of the year.
The 19-year-old girls study in a post high-school track in the seminary. As customary in the ultra-Orthodox society, many of the girls have already met with potential matches with the purpose of starting a family, but the gloomy results brought them to the brink of despair.
The haredi website ANASH reported that the girls believe the crisis is punishment for insulting a classmate. They believe the grudge the girl holds against her friends has brought a curse upon them.
A group of frantic parents turned to Rabbi Aharon Leib Steinman, a leader in the ultra-Orthodox community, and shared this theory with him. The rabbi reportedly said that crimes between men, or in this case women, are severe and that the girls must make sure that from now on they do not hurt anyone else.
A family member of one of the girls told Ynet that the girls in the "Bachelorettes class" decided to seek reconciliation with the friend and read the entire Book of Psalms in search for salvation, and a match.