Wednesday, March 6, 2013

A yeshiva bochur was once preparing to drive from Brooklyn to Monsey, when someone approached him for a favor. Rav Yaakov Kaminetsky OBM was in Brooklyn at the time, looking for a ride back to Monsey; would the bochur mind giving the Rosh Yeshiva a ride?

Naturally, the boy agreed, and was brought over to Rav Yaakov to meet him so they could make the proper arrangements. Rav Yaakov asked him if he could see the car before they left, so the two of them went outside to the bochur's car. Rav Yaakov climbed into the backseat, and moved around a little; after a few minutes, he climbed out and thanked the boy. As they walked back into the building, the Rosh Yeshiva explained that before they left, he just wanted to make sure that the car would be comfortable enough for his wife.


This anecdote tells us a lot about what we need to know about building healthy relationships.

He shall love her as himself and honor her more than himself (Sanhedrin, 76b; Yevamot, 62b)

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