The most important decision any of us make is who we marry. Yet there are no courses on how to choose a spouse. There’s no graduate department in spouse selection studies. Institutions of higher learning devote more resources to semiotics than love…[S]ociety is busy preparing us
“What is man?” – the central question of anthropology – has preoccupied thinkers since philosophical reflection began thousands of years ago. From the pre-Socratics and the Hellenistic philosophers through … theologians and down to Kant, Hegel and the existentialists, explicit answers were sought to the questions of man’s place in the world and the nature... Read more »
After exploring marriage and love in the first two parts of this series, a critical question remains: How can a couple ensure that their marriage will remain strong, vibrant and special throughout their lifetime? We already addressed three essential aspects which will help spouses establish a solid marriage: (1) continually acting as an ezer knegdo... Read more »
The commandment of Ahavat Yisrael – loving one’s fellow Jew – is one of Judaism’s more famous values. As Rabbi Akiva proclaims, “This is a major principle of the Torah!” Yet how can we love our neighbor as we love ourselves? The Sefer HaChinuch teaches that this mitzvah entails protecting another’s property, preventing him from... Read more »