Based on the wisdom of our Sages and the author’s years of experience working with couples, this fascinating book serves as a guide for couples who want to travel the path toward greater closeness and deeper love.
The Jewish wedding ceremony teaches us about the dynamics of a relationship between husband and wife.
The stories of the Torah shed light on the complex interplay between respecting our partner’s individuality while sharing intimacy with them.
The teachings of the Chassidic Masters reveal how devoting ourselves to our spouse leads us toward our greatest fulfillment.
Written by experienced therapist David Lester, this unique book will help couples who are preparing for their life together, as well as those who have been together for decades and want to continue growing. It is also a wonderful resource for rabbis, educators, and therapists.
Rabbi Ariel Ben Moshe –
Don’t miss out on the book that will change your Corona-sized wedding into a blockbuster of meaning! Read this beautiful book together with your partner and feel inspired by the marriage ceremony, deeply present for one another and eager for the years to come. I love this book!
Ashirah Firszt –
Jewish Marriage by David Lester is a valuable guide to couples preparing for marriage. It has the potential to gift the couple with a greater understanding of the deep significance of each stage of the ceremony (even amidst the busyness of wedding planning), and by doing so, helping the couple to be truly present for each other and for themselves during the wedding. This is important at all times, but how much more so now at a time when couples are faced with such limitations on the size of their wedding celebrations due to COVID-19. Moving beyond the wedding, the wisdom in this book offers the couple a practical guide to their first year of marriage that addresses the subtle, and perhaps unexpected, issues that inevitably arise as they adjust to married life, and to each other. Lester’s practical guidance is reinforced by setting his advice into a spiritual context with understanding rooted in his own life experiences. Jewish Marriage by David Lester, thoughtfully read and applied, can easily become a cornerstone in the foundation of an enduring and happy married life. I would recommend this book to both couples preparing for marriage and to therapists, counselors and rabbis who provide support and advice to such couples. The book is an excellent gift, a wise personal purchase, and a book that professionals will be able to recommend to couples with confidence.
Howard Wettstein –
This is an important work, a profound and sensitive
treatment of the foundations of family.