Eliezer then went with Rebekah to her family and appealed to them for permission to take Rebekah back with him to be Isaac's wife.
Once this permission was granted, Rebekah joined Eliezer on the road home to Isaac.
The Medieval Rabbi Nissim of Gerona (commonly called Ran) traces it back to the Aramaic word for "calm" (cf.
Targum to Judges ), and elaborates that the main purpose of the shidduch process is for young people to "settle down" into marriage.
Those who support marriage by shidduch believe that it complies with traditional Judaism's outlook on Tzeniut, modest behaviour in relations between men and women, and prevents promiscuity.
Bashert (or Beshert), (Yiddish: It is often used to refer to one's divinely foreordained spouse or soulmate, who is called one's "basherte" (female) or "basherter" (male).Some engage in it as a profession and charge a fee for their services.Usually a professional matchmaker is called a shadchan, but anyone who makes a shidduch is considered the shadchan for it.Eliezer traveled to his master's homeland to fulfill Abraham's wishes, arriving at a well.After a short prayer to God for guidance, describing how a virtuous woman might act toward a traveling stranger at the well, Rebekah appeared on the scene and did everything described in Eliezer's prayer.