The Eternal Marriage Bond
Stories, Anecdotes, And Insights On Shalom Bayis
Hardcover | 6" x 9" | 288 Pages
Written by: Chaim Press
Published by: Mosaica Press
About this Book
The Raavad explains that had woman been created from the earth as was man, they would have gone their separate and independent ways. Instead, Hashem created one from the other to demonstrate the need for them to live together as a single unit. This concept is reflected in the commentaries of the Ramban and Rav Shimshon Raphael Hirsch on the pasuk, “והיו לבשר אחד — And they shall become one flesh” (Bereishis 2:24), which explain that “one flesh” constitutes one mind, one heart, and one soul. Indeed, the Zohar teaches that before uniting in marriage, man and woman are only a plag gufa, half a person.
Standing under the chuppah transforms two separate individuals into that single cohesive unit that Hashem intended. Maintaining that indivisibility, central to achieving a successful marriage, requires vigilant focus on shalom bayis