Oct 5, 2011

Marriage without love

Traditionally marriage has not been an institution of love but protection. In ancient Israel, unmarried women and widows had a difficult time supporting themselves. Since property was owned by men who passed it on to their sons, it was important for a woman to have a husband or sons to protect her and take care of her. Thus Naomi devises a plan to ensure that she and Ruth will be cared for. Oh, and that develops into this wonderful love story…

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