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Family in Formative Judaism
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In the view of Rabbinic Judaism, husbands and wives owe one another loyalty to the common task and reliability in the carrying out of their reciprocal obligations, which are sexual, social, and economic. Their relationship finds its definition, therefore its rules and obligations, in the tasks the social order assigns to marriage: child-bearing …

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Neusner, Jacob, “Family in Formative Judaism”, in: Encyclopaedia of Judaism. Consulted online on 27 May 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-9029_EJ_COM_0061>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004141001, 20040701

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