Sunday, June 04, 2006

Every Captain Needs A First Mate

While in Lakewood Shifra and I did some wedding shopping. Located in one of the stores was a book called "The Chosson/Kallah Guide." Ah, what a great repository of marriage information!

Remember this story? It's on page 26, right next to gems like "Marriage is not an equal partnership" (27), "[t]he wife is submissive. This is not only Jewish but natural," (20), and "[the wife] need not beg for money." It also compares the husband/wife relationship to a captain and first mate (27).

When I told a friend about these statements, he asked what century it was written in. He argued that most of this stuff went out the window about 100 years ago. I could't have said it better myself.

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