Rabbi Seeks Young Wife (For His Health!)

Older man seeks a new, younger wife. The scenario sounds familiar, but this time it’s not for the usual reasons.

Rabbi Craig Ezring of Boca Raton, who serves a number of nursing home and assisted living facilities in South Florida, announced on his blog that he was seeking a new, younger wife. Why? So that he could reduce his health insurance costs, which had recently risen by 38% to $18,636.

Ezring and his late wife, who died four years ago, had acquired health insurance through a small corporation they held jointly. Following his wife’s death, his insurance costs surprisingly went up, rather than down.

NPR reports that although the 56-year-old Ezring has had bypass surgery, he is quite fit. However, “when he got his latest health insurance bill in August, Ezring said he almost had a heart attack,” according to the report.

Ezring says he is, of course, looking for a few other attributes in a potential wife, as well. But she’s got to be young and very healthy.

As they say, you don’t have anything if you don’t have your health. And it seems that the highly practical rabbi is killing two birds with one stone by attending to the affairs of the heart as a means of taking care of his heart.

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