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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


A Frog Under the Tongue: Jewish Folk Medicine in Eastern Europe

Marek Tuszewicki

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781906764982
eISBN:
9781800853027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764982.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Jews have been active participants in shaping the healing practices of the communities of eastern Europe. Their approach largely combined the ideas of traditional Ashkenazi culture with the heritage ... 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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