Where is it written that men need to work? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Leonie Lachmish
    • 01.11.12 | 13:53 (IST)

    What was I was reading the other day? It said: בְּזֵעַת אַפֶּיךָ, תֹּאכַל לֶחֶם, By the sweat of your (masculine singular) brow, shall you eat bread... and isn't there something vague about a man's obligation to work and support his family in the marriage contract (Ketuba) that only he signs his commitment to ('cos he de man) ? Or perhaps the State of Israel signs marriage contracts for the men (on our behalf) in some ultra-orthodox camps? How "reform" can Judaism get with these outlandish views - call 'em what you like but Jewish they ain't!

    from the article: Haredi lawmaker: Men need not work - wives and state allowances can pay the bills
    First published 06:05 01.11.12 | Last updated 06:05 01.11.12
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