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The House Always Wins

The House Always Wins

When one spouse is more committed Jewishly than the other.


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August 16, 2008

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Visitor Comments: 21

(21) Anonymous, December 20, 2015 1:17 AM

OK, house always wins . . . well, in this case that means house will be secularized and win with regard to Judaism and the ideology that it does not improve people at all, that it's bad, and that it is worth NOTHING. How can a parent do that to their child? I attend an Orthodox school and am always trying to grow spiritually etc. Parents please don't do this it hurts more than anything imaginable and it is certainly not in our self-interest!!!

(20) Anonymous, October 26, 2011 9:23 PM

Lori--Thank you so much. You have given me hope.

(19) Brenda V., September 13, 2011 3:09 PM

12 Years !!

Lori, THANK YOU, & others who have responded, for creating hope!

(18) Anonymous, November 24, 2008 10:22 AM

It is happening to more people than we think

Thank you for your words ! I can''t believe how much better I feel now! 12 years! I have hope, then.I now feel more encouraged to continue in the path- but it is still confusing for the children sometimes.Example example example... But also makes me more appreciative of the things he does do.
I will not give up. And I will thank God even more for the opportunity to improve.
I am sure God has good plans.

(17) Anonymous, August 24, 2008 6:58 PM

husband and wife are committed Jews going in different directions of observance

My husband and I are Sabbath observing, committed Jews. (orthodox if you need a label). Our children go to Yeshiva or Jewish day schools. We live in a "modern orthodox" community and our children are in excellent schools. We have been in this town for 3 years. We made the decision to move here together. Now my husband wants to be part of a different type of Jewish community. More "black hattish, women totally covered at all time etc." He wants us to move to another town. I do not want to move for many reasons, much having to do with the upheaval for my children. They would have to change schools and leave their friends that we took 3 years developing and nurturing. My husband is trying to force this change on the family. The house doesn't win in this situation it has become a stressful and insecure place. Gee, I wonder how Hashem is going to take care of this.

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