Are “man caves” a modern thing?
Is there room for the “man cave” lifestyle in a frum household?
Thank you 🙂
Why did the man cave?
Because a happy wife is a happy life
Mancaves for frum Jews are a modern thing………….BECAUSE
It is only in recent times that Frum Jews had homes large enough to have space for a Mancave.
I was born OOT and my parents had left apartment dwelling in NYC for a large house in Connecticut. My father,A”H, like most of our neighbors , had the forerunner of the Mancave>>>>>>a basement workshop, where he could spend hours using carpentry and electrical tools building/repairing things for the family. There was no TV, Microwave, Couch or recliner, but an old club chair, an AM radio to listen to the Yankees or Dodgers baseball game and an ancient refrigerator with bottles of soda.
I still have assorted bookcases and tables he built in that woodshop, teaching skills to his sons. No female member of the family ever entered this refuge