He Said, She Said Professor Renee Levine Melammed on a Maimonidean Dispute


He said she said did not originate in the modern era, in fact, in 12th century Cairo, Maimonides hears both sides of the argument settles a dispute between a woman teaching at a yeshiva and her disgruntled husband. Dr. Renée Levine Melammed, Professor of Jewish Historynarrates the play-by-play between the woman trying to earn a living and assert herself in a ‘non-traditional’ women’s role and her husband who, dissatisfied with the status quo, wants to take a second wife. 

What did Maimonides decide?

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