„Jewish tradition approaches marriage not as a partnership or cooperative organization, but rather as the merger of two separate but complementary entities. A new being is formed, a single marital entity. Man and woman are profoundly different. When they marry, they are considered complementary halves of the same unit, neither half more important than the other. The division of labor by both parts of the marital unit is based on their unique and different capabilities, with the aim of maximizing the effects
of the unit’s efforts.“
(Quelle: Michael Kaufman, The Woman in Jewish Law and Tradition, New Jersey 1993, p. 17-18).