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Author:  Marc
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Date:  1/14/2004 10:41:00 AM
Subject:  farshidens
Message:  1) May one strike his wife if she fails to perform her "duties" as per Rambam 21:10 Hil Ishut?
2) May a man be pored wine by a waitress?
3) May a man look as a maid is making the bed in a hotel room?
   
Reply:  1) no
2) yes
3) yes
The times change and the reasons don't apply.
AA


PS On the topic....
As a Sephardi married to an Ashkenazi, I had an interesting dating experience. My date (now my wife of 17 years) was told that Sephardim hit their wives, and she should ask me about that. So on the date she said point blank, "would you hit your wife?" After being taken aback for a second, I said, "I don't know, it depends. Like what did she do?"
Then at the wedding, my father-in-law heard that Sephardim marry two wives, so he wanted me to sign that I won't marry two wives.
After marrying an Ashkenazi, I finally understand why they don't marry two wives.

Relax! I'm just kidding around......
: )

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