- Yehuda Pevzner
Why Get Married?
“Why get married?” is one of the popular questions that arises at some point in the lives of men and women. Why bind ourselves with a commitment to live together and demonstrate this in a public event of a wedding? What's not good about living together for days, having fun when it works out and saying goodbye when it doesn't work out, without signing a binding contract? After all, what normal person in a changing and dynamic world like ours, signs a lifetime employment contract when he can choose not to or sign a limited commitment and have another two years to think about it?
The interesting thing is, we keep doing it. Although it’s a free world, a large majority is still happy to get married. Studies prove that although forty percent of young Americans believe that the marriage model is outdated, nevertheless 95 percent of young people estimate that they will get married. And the question is why do we do it?
Marriage is becoming one unit. Marriage is not just a nice deal. Marriage is about giving. It’s giving your all, and getting the maximum back. But there are no shortcuts. It’s hard work and it’s a lifetime investment.
Before Rosh Hashanah, we, too, need to be ready to give our 100% into our relationship with G-d. It’s a lifetime investment. But we know that we are getting the best marriage partner possible - G-d Himself, granting us a Shana Tovah U’Metukah!
Candle lighting time: 6:57 PM