Heifers, Spouses, and Other Mysteries

I make the bed as often as I do because my husband likes it. I have occasionally pointed out that we're just going to get back into it later and mess the sheets up again, but I don't usually question his logic. (And before you ask, yes, you heard right: he did give me the book Make Your Bed: Small Things That Can Change Your Life and Maybe the World last Hanukah.)

This week's Torah portion addresses neither the sin of inconsiderately messy linens, nor the excesses of compulsive bed-making. But it does remind us that r