It's a time of joy and a time of doubt - finding a match and building a Jewish home: finding the basherte, shaping a marriage, perpetuating harmony, handling problems. We are inundated with articles, books, shows, and theories on how to make matches and build Jewish homes. So thoroughly surrounded are we by the host culture and its mores, that we can easily forget to ask basic questions: What does the Torah say? What do its spokesmen teach us? What does our mesorah, our tradition teach us. That's why this book is so important.
In this book, a broad array of gedolim and professionals meet these challenges head on, offering Torah perspectives, sound advice, and practical guidance - Rabbi Avrohom Pam zt"l, Rabbi Yaakov Perlow, Rabbi Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg, Rabbi Matisyahu Salomon, Rabbi Ephraim Wachsman, and Rabbi Yisroel Reisman among others, as well as such thinkers and counselors as Professor Aaron Twerski and Dr. Meir Wikler, to name just a few!
More than 40 articles culled from The Jewish Observer archives enlighten us on such categories as: Shidduchim; the Road to the Chupah: Navigating the Potholes; Preparing for Marriage; The Wedding Celebration; Maintaining Shalom Bayis; and Dealing with Extraordinary Circumstances.