Perceptive yet sympathetic, scholarly yet practical, profound yet human, these are some of the adjectives that describe this concise, warm and searching discussion of one of the eternal puzzles facing human beings: how to achieve Shalom Bayis, a serene, happy relationship between husband and wife. Written by one of Israel's highly respected Torah scholars and teachers, former Dean of Yeshivat Ohr Somayach and presently Associate Rosh HaYeshiva of Yeshivat Kenesset Beit Aharon in Jerusalem, this book offers a fresh new approach towards this elusive goal. Rejecting the platitudes and jargon of contemporary pop psychology in which man's ego requires stroking, the author utilizes classic Torah concepts to gain startling insights into the human psyche and to propose fundamental guidelines in dealing with problem areas of married life. Addressed openly and clearly are such questions as "What is true love? How does one handle anger and frustration? How can domestic strife be lessened and ultimately eliminated? The basic premise, that Torah life offers the opportunity to create true joy by disciplining man's selfishness, becomes a revolutionary new tool both of the newly engaged and wed as well as those married for decades. This is a guide not only for marriage but for joyous living in general.
by Aharon Feldman