• Ancient marriage secrets revealed

    May 2nd, 2012 | Section: Local News

    A provocative new series of classes on the secrets of successful marriage will begin in May. Regardless of marital status, all are invited to attend the six session course, presented exclusively in Greater Cincinnati by the The Goldstein Family Learning Academy at Chabad Jewish Center. The course is expected to draw more than 65 local students to its dynamic text-based and audio-visual classes.

    The Art of Marriage will go far beyond platitudes, to cover topics at the heart of modern marriage. Does marriage still serve any purpose at all? How far should one go to make a marriage work? When is divorce the best option?

    Included as well are Jewish bedroom secrets, from ancient texts, on how to increase intimacy in marital relationships.

    “Beautiful, inspiring, but most of all practical,” says Dr. Patricia Love, author of “How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It,” one of Amazon’s top two marriage books. “Whether your marriage is magical or miserable, this vital course is designed for you.”

    Judaism views a loving marriage as a spiritual as well as a human ideal. The Art of Marriage shows students how to attain that for themselves and for their spouses, with timeless lessons from both modern and ancient Jewish texts such as the Talmud and Zohar.

    “Judaism venerates marriage and therefore has a long history of looking to enhance the marriage experience. The course is not only about providing techniques for success in marriage, it’s about changing your attitude toward your spouse and toward marriage in general,” explains Rabbi Yisroel Mangel.

    Like all of the academy’s programs, The Art of Marriage is designed to appeal to students at all levels of Jewish knowledge, including those without any prior experience or background in Jewish learning. All JLI courses are open to the public, and attendees need not be affiliated with a particular synagogue, temple, or other house of worship.

    Rabbi Mangel of Chabad Jewish Center will conduct the six course sessions on Thursday mornings, starting May 3, at 9:30 —11 a.m. and Monday evenings, starting May 7, at 7:30—9 p.m.

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