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The Ban on Polygamy in Polish Rabbinic Thought

Elimelech Westreich

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 10: Jews in Early Modern Poland

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774310
eISBN:
9781800340671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774310.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter investigates Polish rabbinical treatments of the medieval Ashkenazi ban on polygamy. The Ban of Rabbenu Gershom forbade both polygamy and divorcing a woman against her will. Its ... More


Collected Essays: v. 2

Haym Soloveitchik

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113980
eISBN:
9781800341111
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113980.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book grapples with much-disputed topics in medieval Jewish history and takes issue with a number of reigning views. The book provides a searching analysis of oft-cited halakhic texts of ... More


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