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Love & Judaism

We are who we love: self, fellow, and what connects us

Did You Marry for Beauty or Money?
There's an old stereotype when it comes to marriage. Men marry women for their looks. Women marry men for their money. There are of course many exceptions to this rule. But there is some truth to it too.
She Won't Commit
My girlfriend of two years isn't sure she wants to get married. She just says she feels "it" hasn't clicked. I felt a click a long time ago and would very much like to marry and spend my life with her. What can I do?
Don't Think It - Say It
While it is true that actions speak louder than words, there is an element of appreciation that is expressed more by our words than our deeds...
Why Buy My Wife Flowers?
My wife tells me that it is tradition to give the woman in your life flowers before Shabbat. Is this true and, if yes, what is the significance? Secondly, why give something like cut flowers that die?
How Grandma's Advice Changed My Life
It had been on Independence Day, when I was nine or ten years old, that she whispered an odd warning, borne of a distant Russian wisdom, which ruled and guided my life for the next four decades...
Do I Have To Buy My Wife Jewelry?
A friend of mine feels it is wasteful to purchase jewelry for his wife. She, however, disagrees...
Refine Your Search For a Soulmate
Your soulmate is the other half of your soul, the missing part of your very being. You can only recognize your soulmate if you first get to know your own soul...
Loving Eyes, Hurtful Eyes
Other than people’s body language, the main way we have of tuning into people’s feelings is through their eyes. The eyes are truly windows of the soul. When people look at us, they either heal us or harm us. Eyes have power . . .
Why Divorce Is Necessary
And how to bolster marriage
If we forgo our independence in favor of love, we grow resentful of those we love. If we jealously guard our independence, we risk alienating the ones we love. There must be a happy medium that enables us to retain our independence and our love...
What Chanukah Can Teach Us About Love
I had only one question I was trying to get an answer to: Have the rules of love changed as our society has become more technologically dependent?
How to Love When Love Is Dying
The souls of husband and wife are brother and sister—and yet closer. If they can persist in their journey until they return to that place of oneness, a new sort of love will emerge. An unconditional love.
Does Intermarriage Work?
Can I Have a Relationship With Someone of a Different Faith?
Do you believe someone can be in a relationship with a person who has differing religious beliefs or even no beliefs at all?
The Secret to a Successful Relationship
Bereishit
Isn't it amazing how the very things we most need from each other are also the most difficult for us to give?