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Laws of Judaism

Concerning Women and Men

 

Summaries, with complete referencing, of key source texts

for the laws of Judaism concerning sexuality and relations between the sexes.

 

 

The sources used to prepare this work are discussed at Source Texts Used for Laws of Judaism. They are the Biblical Books of Moses (Torah), the 12th century Code of Maimonides (Mishneh Torah) and the 16th century Shulchan Aruch of Joseph Caro.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

1.      Introduction to the Laws of Judaism Concerning Women and Men

 

2.      Equality and Inequality of Women and Men

 

3.      Finding a Spouse

 

4.      Wedding Practices

 

5.      Issues within Marriage

 

6.      Divorce

 

7.      Widows

 

8.      Inheritance

 

9.      Menstruation Restrictions

 

10.       Forbidden Sexual Acts

 

11.       Modesty

 

12.       Personal Grooming and Circumcision

 

13.       Relations with Slaves

 

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