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Bronya Shaffer

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Mrs. Bronya Shaffer is a noted globetrotting lecturer on Jewish women's issues, and serves as a personal counselor and mentor for women, couples and adolescents. Mrs. Shaffer, a responder for Chabad.org’s Ask the Rabbi service, lives with her ten children in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
She speaks strong words, "control," "power," and yet when she speaks of her husband there's no sense of a man who is controlling or unrelenting. Something is there that frightens her, but it's not, I feel, this man.
I have become more ritually observant and my wife is not. I understand that this is not what she "signed up for." My question is how to get past my daily frustration especially when it comes to our being role models for our three daughters.
I know I have to be happy with my husband as he is, but I always feel that I want him to learn more, be more religious, grow in his spirituality, etc. How can I change my attitude?
Shaya and I feel we're really suited for each other, but his children are very unhappy about his getting married. His teenage daughter is especially angry. She won't even talk to me, and told her father that if I move into the house, she's moving out.
Having discovered, finally, her Jewish identity, she could not abandon it. Yet, he never had thought to, nor was he now willing to, commit himself to the laws and practices governing Jewish life. How could she choose between the love of her life and the l...
The Couple that Had the Courage to Explore New Frontiers
She grew up to the sights of women studying, teaching, arguing law and pedagogy; the women in his family awoke to prepare the lavish breakfast for their men. She was appalled at their apparent submissiveness to their men folk...
They'd married less than a year ago, following seven months of story-book courtship. It was a match made in Heaven. Hell, I heard him mutter...
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