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Zemah ben Paltoi, Gaon of Pumbedita (872–890), “calls upon a man to flog his wife if she is guilty of assault.” Rabbi Yehudai b. Nahman (Yehudai Gaon, 757–761) writes that: “…when her husband enters the house, she must rise and cannot sit down until he sits, and she should never raise her voice against her husband. Even if he hits her she has to remain silent, because that is how chaste women behave” (Ozar ha-Ge’onim, Ketubbot 169–170). The ninth-century Gaon of Sura, Sar Shalom b. c. 859 or 864), distinguishes between an assault on a woman by her husband and an assault on her by a stranger. The Gaon of Sura’s opinion was that the husband’s assault on his wife was less severe, since the husband has authority over his wife (Ozar ha-Ge’onim, Bava Kamma, ).

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Into the Muslim Spain, Roentgen. Samuel ha-Nagid (936–1056) is actually among the first sages in order to indicates this new partner to help you defeat their controling spouse to ensure she stay-in their own lay. Their attitude toward the latest pretty hot girls Azerbaijani domineering woman is that she can be hit in purchase to coach their. He produces within his publication Ben Mishlei: “Struck your spouse as opposed to concern if she tries to control your instance men and you will introduces their lead [way too high]. Never, my young man, right be your wife’s spouse, when you’re your lady will be their particular husband’s spouse!” Hidden their terminology is that the top lady is but one whom are subservient; this new crappy woman is but one that is disputatious.

In the following period, known as that of the “ Rabbinic authorities/halakhic decisors/ biblical commentators of the mid-11 th to mid-15 th c.. The period of the rishonim followed that of the geonim and preceded that of the a h aronim. Rishonim ,” Moses ben Maimon (Rambam), b. Spain, 1138 Maimonides (1135–1204) recommends in his Code, the Mishneh Torah she-bi-khetav : Lit. “the written Torah.” The Bible; the Pentateuch; Tanakh (the Pentateuch, Prophets and Hagiographia) Torah , that beating a bad wife is an acceptable form of discipline: “A wife who refuses to perform any kind of work that she is obligated to do, may be compelled to perform it, even by scourging her with a rod” (Isshut ). Some rabbis, such as Shem Tov b. Abraham ibn Gaon (d. Safed, 1312), in his commentary Migdal Oz on Maimonides, understand the referent to be the rabbinic court (beit din), since the word “force” (kofin) is in the plural, rather than the singular. However, most commentators concur that Maimonides means that it is the “husband” who can force her. R. Vidal Yom Tov of Tolosa, the well-known fourteenth-century interpreter of Maimonides’s Mishneh Torah, writes in the Maggid Mishneh that “Nahmanides wrote that we force her with a stick and it is also the view of Rabbenu (i.e., Maimonides) and the major rabbis.” It should be noted that Maimonides was most liberal in grounds for divorce, allowing sexual incompatibility, “me’is alai” (lit. “He is repulsive to me”) as grounds (cf. also Ket. 63b).

Jonah ben Abraham Gerondi (c. 1200–1263), exactly who recognized the idea you to a husband can get beat his wife in the event the she transgresses: “A guy shouldn’t defeat his neighbors. . The man which beats their neighbors transgresses several bad precepts. And so it is for the people exactly who beats their partner. The guy transgresses a few bad precepts, if the he did not hit their particular to reprove their own for almost all transgression” [stress exploit] (Iggeret Teshuvah, Constantinople, 1548). For this reason R. Jonah distinguishes between wife violence and you will complete stranger violence. You can simply assault an individual’s wife when the rationalized, however, one can never ever physical violence your feminine next-door neighbor.