The Right To Refuse To Work

In several previous posts, we mentioned the opinion of Rabbeinu Tam that an indigent man who lacks the means to satisfy his debts or his obligation to maintain his wife can nevertheless not be obligated to hire himself out in order to satisfy these obligations. There is, however, an important judicial ruling by rabbanim Shmuel […]

Feminine Feeble-Mindedness and the Testimony Of Women

Disclaimer: this post cites and analyzes a number of interesting sources from our tradition on a rather fraught topic; my personal views are not reflected therein. From R. Eliyahu Haim Bar-Shalom’s monumental eight volume work, משפט הכתובה: אשה אינה פסולה מחשש שהיא משקרת, או אינה יודעת לדייק בדבריה, דהיכן מצינו שאשה משקרת יותר מאיש, או […]