Aleph Beta on Parshas Bereishis: Does Man ‘Acquire’ Woman?
It seems troubling that in a Jewish marriage, a man ‘acquires’ a woman – is Judaism really so archaic? In this lecture, Rabbi David Fohrman explores this question in the context of God’s creation of Eve, the first woman, and shows that true acquisition is not about control, it’s about completeness of the self.
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