Rabbi David E. S. Stein DavidESStein @ aol.com

Selected Publications Available Online

III. Domestic Violence among Jews: Texts, History, and Historiography


“Initiatives to Address Physical Violence by Jewish Husbands, 218 B.C.E.–1400 C.E.”Article from the Journal of Religion & Abuse 2/3 (2001)Treats women as history’s subjects rather than as its objectsFocuses on human strengths rather than weaknessesA fresh reading of laconic legal documentsMore info.


“Did Maimonides Really Say That? The Widespread Claim That He Condoned Wife-Battering May Be Mistaken.”Article from the Journal of Religion & Abuse 6/3–4 (2005)A thorough review of an obtuse legal statement and the controversy it has engenderedMore info.



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