Rebbe Akiva’s Advice

There are three comments that the great Tannah Rebbe Akiva makes throughout the Talmud regarding marriage. Let us present them all together and gain a beautiful understanding of marital harmony.

1- Sotah 17a: Rebbe Akiva says that if a man and woman work together, they bring Hashem’s Shechina into their homes.

This is a magnificent goal, how does one accomplish this?

2- Nedarim 50a: We find that Rebbe Akiva promises to buy his wife jewelry!

3- Also, we find (there) that Rebbe Akiva tells his students that all that he has accomplished and all of their learning is all to the credit of his dear wife. He appreciated and gave her acknowledgment for all that she did for him!

May we all merit to live by this!