It might surprise you to learn that a Los Angeles rabbi, Yaacov Deyo, invented Speed Dating — a rapid-fire courtship concept in which singles spend just a few minutes getting to know each other. It started as a way to help Jewish singles meet each other, but it's spread beyond the Jewish community. Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player. View Navigation NPR Speed dating rabbi NPR Music NPR Books NPR About NPR Podcast Directory Search Toggle search.
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