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Marriage, Custodian of the Future

A great Sage, Rabbi Shimon ben Gamliel, in "Ethics of the Fathers", prescribed a formula for the existence of the world. He said: "The...

The Wife's Ten Commandments for a Happy Marriage

When Eliezer sought a wife for our forefather Isaac, prior to even asking Rebecca her name, he offered her gifts: two gold bracelets weighing ten shekels....

Built for Love

“What type of man do I want to marry?” the young woman repeated the question that had been asked of her. “Well, I want someone kind. And...

Is there a proper etiquette for the first year of marriage?

“When a man takes a new wife, he shall not go out in the army, nor shall it obligate him for any matter. He shall remain free for his home for one...

What does Jewish tradition say about my relationship with my parents-in-law?

One is required to respect his/her parents-in-law much as one is obligated to exhibit respect for one’s own parents. Husband and wife are considered...

Husband and wife with different family customs... Please advise!

In the event that a husband and wife come from different backgrounds with different customs regarding various Jewish rituals – such as Ashkenazi and...

What are a husband's obligations to his wife and vice versa?

When a Jewish man marries a Jewish woman he automatically obligates himself to his wife in ten areas; some are Torah mandated and others by rabbinic...

What is a ketubah?

The ketubah is the wedding contract which features the husband’s various obligations to his wife.1 The focal point of the document is the financial...

The Dancing Jew

The HoraI’m not much of a dancer. I don’t like dancing and I’m not much good at it. So I often find myself on the side of the dance...

What Do We Do About the Relationship Crisis?

Socrates, the great Greek philosopher, once said to a disciple, “My advice to you is to get married. If you find a good wife, you’ll be happy;...