Synergizing and Sanctifying Love and Desire
We start out starry-eyed, but is “passionate marriage” realistic in the long
term? How can one relationship give us the comforting security we crave
from commitment as well as the spark of novelty and mystique that fuels
The mitzvah of taharat hamishpachah, or “family purity,” has long been
shrouded in mystery. Yet these laws may just hold the secret to synchronizing—
and sanctifying—these paradoxical aspects of marriage, while also
revealing an unparalleled connection between us and G-d.
This lesson clears up myths and misconceptions and uncovers the wisdom
and beauty of taharat hamishpachah, allowing students to gain a deeper
appreciation for the profound impact that it can have on the life of a Jewish
couple—physically, emotionally, and spiritually.