Thursday, December 26, 2013

Spousal support


"'He should stick to his wife (Bereishit 2:24)' – This means he should act as a husband; it is not a sexual reference. He should spend all of his days straining and struggling for her support, not for the support of his father and mother."

ודבק באשתו – מורה על ענין בעלות ולא על מעשה אישות, שכל ימיו יהיה טורח ועמל על פרנסתה ולא על פרנסת אב ואם.

(Vilna Gaon, Aderet Eliyahu to Bereishit 2:24)

Have a great day,

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