The lists for a partner’s attributes are easily just as varied. Some want wealth – that is less important to others. However, since Valentine’s Day is coming up, in the spirit of living in multiple civilizations I am happy to tell you what made my list and the Jewish values behind them: A sweet soul – a yiddishe neshamah Jewish - MOT Wanted children – be fruitful and multiply Caring - hesed Wanted pets – taking care of the world around us Attractive – heyn be’eneyha Happy - simhah Compassionate – rahamim Ethical – mishpat I am fortunate to say that I have been partnered for almost 7 years now.Ok, so you’ve found “The One.” Maybe you’ve been dating for as little as a few weeks or as long as a few years. What circumstances do you consider before taking the steps to tie the knot? Do financial situations or job security affect your decision?Interestingly, the varieties of paths to partnership are as varied as the communities that Jews live in.Our community has always been influenced by the cycles of the other communities around us and the timelines for marriage have reflected that.Courtship is the systematic process that one undergoes in order to ensure compatibility with a lifelong partner.Walters Art Museum Courtship is the period in a couple's relationship which precedes their engagement and marriage, or establishment of an agreed relationship of a more enduring kind.
Would you ever give your significant other an ultimatum, and how long would you wait?
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Fortunately, as I dressed in my tuxedo, God reminded me that I had every good reason to marry Ashley and that He would uphold our marriage.
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Ivory French casket with scenes of romances – possibly a courtship gift.