Dr. Susan Handelman is a professor of English at Bar-Ilan University in Israel. A native of Chicago, she is the author of two books on Jewish thought and a translator of the Rebbe's book "On the Essence of Chassidus."
Beyond the usual platitudes, why is the family so important in Judaism?
By Susan Handelman
My aim here is not to engage directly in arguments about the Torah's view of homosexuality, or feminism, or the problems of singles in the Jewish community. Rather, these questions have raised for me a deeper, underlying question: Beyond the usual platitu...