Dating etiquette boys
From the 1850s on, the market was flooded with etiquette books which laid out to people who had never been exposed to such things, the rules of "polite society".
In many cases, they also did not describe 19th Century America as it was, but as the author hoped it could become.
The social norms of the farm and the tenement would not do for the family of a man who had made his way in the world.
Money can be repaid, but the possible damage ensuing from the compromising of another individual’s self-esteem may be irreparable.
Author’s note: For the purposes of this article, I use the term “date” to refer to spouses, girlfriends, boyfriends, fiancé(e)s, friends, etc. Due to its popularity, the article has been re-worked and updated to include frequently asked questions.
Across all military branches, there is one event that gets the ladies especially excited — The Military Ball.
In Vayikra Chapter 25 verse 17, the Torah commands: “And you shall not hurt (the feelings of) one another and you shall fear Hashem, for I, Hashem, am thy Lord.” Rav Hirsch explains that since the prohibition in an earlier verse (14) refers to hurting another financially, this verse cannot possibly mean the same.
Therefore, Rav Hirsch concludes that it is an extension of the prohibition of hurting someone in business dealings, which includes the prohibition of hurting someone’s feelings either by words or by deeds.