1,023. A Wife’s Honor

145:9 It’s a mitzvah to marry the daughter of one’s sister or brother. When it comes to other relatives – whether they are related to him, or to his wife who died or whom he divorced, or to a woman with whom he performed chalitzah – in all of these cases one may not marry until he has consulted with a Torah authority.

145:10 A man must always be careful about his wife’s honor because blessing is only found in a person’s home for the sake of the wife. The Sages said similarly to the people of their generation: Honor your wives so that you may become wealthy.