19 of the Twelfth Month 5772
Someone posted a link to a post on why "polygamy is a bad idea." This was my response:
Yemenites only recently gave up fighting the "Holy State" on this matter, and only within the last 100 years did many Sephardi rabbanim accept this Ashkenazi taqanah of Rabbenu Gershom upon themselves.
If I can legally (according to the State of Israel) have sex with whomever I want, including other men's wives, and everyone else is supposed to mind their own business, then why can't I marry more than one wife?
I'll tell you why.
1) The secular state considers this dangerous and "oppressive" to women, even though that's just a Western/assimilationist mentality speaking.
2) The rest of the indoctrinated, numbed out Jews in this country continue to confuse Torah with Western/assimillationist sensibilities.
3) The usual double standards...