I read an article online by cult-buster who claims that Aish Ha Torah is a cult.I've even heard the term "I've been Aish'd." All the people I've met through Aish seem normal and balanced.on his/her character, intelligence, level of learning, financial status, family and health status, appearance and level of religious observance.A shidduch often begins with a recommendation from family members, friends or others who see matchmaking as a mitzvah, or commandment. After the end of the Kingdom of Judah was there any memory what happened to King David’s descendants?Is there any family today which can trace its lineage to David – and whom the Messiah might descend from? There is no question that King David’s descendants are alive today.
People tend to label anything as a "cult" that challenges them to rethink their belief system.
After the match has been proposed, the prospective partners meet a number of times to gain a sense of whether they are right for one another.
The number of dates prior to announcing an engagement may vary by community. In stricter communities, the couple may decide a few days after originally meeting with each other.
This conversation seemed very “un-Millennial”–as a whole, our generation is marrying later, becoming more secular, and embracing different cultures more than any of our predecessors.
If the same question had been asked about any other aspect of our shared identities–being white, being educated, coming from middle or upper-middle class backgrounds—it would have seemed impolite, if not offensive.