The Times Of Israel: When A Haredi Rabbi Encourages Adultery
Haviv Gur, July 17, 2012
Our press and social networks are abuzz with yet another scandalous example of haredi extremism and misogyny. Here’s the story, as reported in Israel Hayom: The Chief Judge of the Jerusalem Rabbinical Court, Rabbi Eliyahu Abergel, has ruled that in cases where a man has not fathered any children, and his wife cannot or does not want to bear children, the man may take a concubine… “The concubine may also live with the couple,” says Rabbi Abergel. Reaction online ran the predictable gamut: from “another small step in the Talibanization of Israel,” to “dark ages sexism,” and “putting the seal of approval on adultery.” (cont.)
It may be the "English" translation, but it is misleading. It may not be permissible (always), but it is certainly on a very different level than a married woman going outside of her marriage. That's the politically incorrect truth. The Torah is not politically correct; it is absolutely correct!
Um,...Dude. There are many who believe that the taqanah of Rabbeinu Gershon against having more than wife, is not even binding,...especially on Mizrahim, Sepharadim, and others.
Worried that we (Haredim AND Torah Nationalists) will eventually outnumber you and use your own democracy against you by "voting in" a Torah-run country?
Then, I suggest that you and your like-minded friend start having more children. You may even have to get yourselves a concubine or two in order or catch up!
Western values and sensibilities (ie. learned in Ashkenazi exile) are NOT automatically compatible with Jewish ones. Sounds like you, like millions of other exile-minded Jews, have confused the two.
More politically incorrect, non-Ashkenazi, exile-centered truth.