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 »
NLEResources.com is featuring a series of the following four full chapters from Circle, Arrow, Spiral over the next several weeks: 1) Shelo Asani Isha, 2) The Roots of the Inequality of Women, 3) Witnesses and 4) Polygamy. Unquestionably, one of the principal hurdles for a newcomer to Orthodox
Ah love – that ephemeral, slippery word. Why so? Because we think of love as a pure emotion, when it is really messy – sooner or later it gets mixed into the cholent pot of other relationships we have to have with our spouse – earning a living, and running a house, and education, and illness. In other words,... 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 »