Monthly Archives: July 2011

Footnote

Rachel, one of the commentators on my previous post, Quality vs. Quantity, asked if any women were behind the move to promote polygamy (more accurately, polygyny – marriage in which a man has two or more wives at one time). … Continue reading

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Quantity vs. Quality

The Ramban, also known as Nachmanides (1194-1270), renowned medieval commentator of Torah and Talmud, famously remarks on the verse in Parshat Kedoshim – You shall be holy (Leviticus 19:2) – that one may technically fulfill the letter of Torah law, … Continue reading

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Consequences

Pursuant to my previous post, there was an article by John Schwartz in this past Sunday’s New York Times magazine which deals with some of the legal fallout, or anticipated fallout, of changes in traditional family structure. That is, changes … Continue reading

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Family Gardens

Yesterday’s New York Times had a fascinating article about today’s ever-evolving family tree, and the way we define the family. Don’t have time to comment except to say that it brings to mind something I’ve raised before: we are changing … Continue reading

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Irrational Revenge

Since I have been known to complain about the inaction of the Beit Din on occasion, particularly the unwillingness of some dayanim to make tough decisions about recalcitrant husbands who won’t give a get, it is only right to post … Continue reading

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