Thursday, June 15, 2006

Extortion Alright

Harry the Centrist has a post about guys demanding money upfront in order to marry the girl. The father of the girl sold his life insurance policy so he could promise a few hundred dollars a month. I've posted about this before.

Why is it considered ok in Yeshiva world for guys to marry girls in order that they can sit and learn? Since when do people choose a wife based on how much money they can get? This isn't a hashkafic disagreement. The girl just doesn't have rich parents who can bankroll the guy. How in the world can a society promote a system where girls are accepted or rejected based on how much money her father has?

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