“When a man will take a woman…” (Devarim 24:1)
It is a mitzvah to follow the Torah and the Sages’ guidelines for the marriage ceremony.
We are fortunate to have Torah guidelines for all aspects of marriage. The Rambam (Hilchos Ishus 15:19-20) teaches the obligations of a husband to a wife and a wife to her husband:
The Husband’s Obligations
-He should honor and love his wife.
-He should spend money on her behalf (according to his means).
-He should not impose excessive fear upon her.
-He should always speak to her gently, without sadness or anger.
The Wife’s Obligations
-She should honor and revere him.
-She should follow his instructions.
-She should follow his desires.
-She should push away that which he dislikes.
Text Copyright © 2007 by Rabbi Moshe Goldberger and Torah.org.