We Rachel Weisz’s and Natalie Portman’s of the world know that in order to snag an Adam Brody or Jake Gyllenhall — AKA a Torah-reading, vacation-loving and reasonably tall Jewish husband — we must also deliver the goods. In fact, from the shtetl, to the ghetto, to right here in New York City, we've devoted our lives to it, having watched our mothers do exactly the same.(With advance notice and a little cajoling, of course, because we're independent, busy people, too.)Behold: all the reasons why Jewish girls make the best wives.She learned it from her mom, who learned it from her Bubba, and so on, until you have a soothing concoction that not only resembles your childhood, but is warm, filling and able to cure almost any ailment, from the flu to a headache. Your wife will keep you happy and well-fed with home baked rugelach's, roast potatoes and fresh Challah.Nothing says Ayshet Chayil like her ability to lovingly prepare a Seder plate. Don't think this means Jewish women are controlling.
There was the super-successful corporate honcho with a cardboard box for a nightstand. And I can’t forget the “totally eligible” magazine editor who moved to the suburbs while we were dating, convinced me to take a bus to visit him, showed off his two-story brick house with granite kitchen counters and an actual backyard, as if knowing it was exactly what I aspired to—and then promptly married someone else.
Alternatively, can we glean any meaningful guidance about this near-universal phenomenon from the tradition?
One answer to this question was in a 1990 ruling by the Israeli Masorti movement’s Jewish law committee, written by Rabbi Pesach Schindler.
Your wife is just highly efficient and on top of everything, from remembering your mom's birthday to telling you when your car is due for an MOT.
Her diary is your diary, her organizational skills are your organizational skills.