Shmuel Shilo

Shmuel Shilo is the Joseph (J.T.) Professor of Jewish law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has written four books on Jewish law and on Israeli law and scores of articles, and has been the editor of the Israel Law Review and the Jewish Law Annual.

Articles by this author

Killer Wife in Jewish Law and Lore

The Talmud states that if a woman is twice or thrice widowed, she is prohibited from remarrying because it is presumed that she is a killer wife and that her next husband will also die. This has been applied in post-Talmudic law, but also negated by some halakhic decisors.


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