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Be'er Hagolah at the end of Yoreh Deah 334 lists the following: Not to marry more than 1 wife. Someone who is in Cherem should not be a Shaliach Tzibur. A person should not be away from his wife more than 18 months. Not to rent a house from a non Jew if a Jew is living there. Not to cut off a page of a Sefer, even to write on it. Not to embarrass a Baal ...


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As I heard Rav Schacter say, many of the cherems of Rabbenu Gershom are already forbidden deOraysa. For example, to divorce a woman against her will is a betrayal that he cast as deOraysa of onaas devarim. (in this shiur, at 5:50 mark and on for a while). But, a cherem is an expression of the wish that the person should die because of this sin. So, it is a ...


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You mean his ban on polygamy? I was told that we don't actually have its text today; hence so much debate as to its contents and limitations.


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Pshat At the simplest level, he was acting in a manner akin to the zaken mamre or "rebellious elder" (Deuteronomy 17:12). As the Gemara in Sanhedrin explains, a member of the Sanhedrin is allowed, and encouraged, to express a dissenting opinion. However, once the Sanhedrin votes and his opinion is determined to be the minority, he may still: Personally ...


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The earliest printed sources that mention the bans of Rabbeinu Gershom ben Yehuda, one of which is the ban on polygamy, appear to be the Machzor Vitry (§575) and two teshuvot of the Maharam of Rotenberg (§153 and §1022). A much easier source to find (and read) is the anonymously-authored Sefer Kol Bo, which was probably composed in the 14th century. There ...


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I have heard that he wrote all of sha"s and said that that is the authoritative girsa and was gozer not the change it. (from sefer פירושי רבינו גרשום printed by אור החיים, in the הקדמה)


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The following is a source that I am aware of. Be'er HaGola at the end of Yorah Deah 334 http://www.hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=20241&st=&pgnum=21 http://www.hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=20241&st=&pgnum=22


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According to Rabbi Tzvi Shpitz (citing the Rashba for support), the cherem of Rabenu Gershom that bans reading others' mail was never instituted if such reading will help the person who's [sic] privacy is being invaded, or others, in a physical or spiritual manner. Most business-to-customer communications would seem to satisfy that criterion. (Posting ...


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According to Rav Chaim Berlin z"tl it would appear that the cherem no longer applies in what may be the earliest formal expression of the current status quo: ולהתפלל בבית הכנסת של החסידים אין שום חשש בזה, וגזירת רבינו הגר"א ז"ל לא הי' אלא בזמנו שהקילו אז בכבוד תלמידי חכמים לומדי תורה, ולא כן בימינו שהחסידים חולקים כבוד לכל לומדי תורה והם יראי ה' ...


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Per Dinonline The prohibition against polygamy was enacted by Rabbeinu Gershom, some thousand years ago. Some have suggested that the ban was only enacted until the end of the 5th thousand years (in the Jewish calendar), or the year 1239. Others, however, suggest that the ban was only made for one thousand years, and this might be the source from ...


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What you're describing sounds more like mamzerus than cherem, one should investigate this with an Orthodox Rabbi rather than here, as mamzerus is a serious issue that needs to be dealt with properly. Otherwise, I've never heard of someone in cherem alone who was prevented from having children. Rarely does cherem extend outside of a local community, and it ...


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From footnote #2 to an article on torah.org: We must realize that Rabbeinu Gershom actually issued many Takanos (injunctions) and Cheramim (bans). Some were not accepted at all, some were restricted only to his generation, some were only accepted in the European Jewish communities, some had a specific time limitation on them, and others were accepted and ...


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http://www.hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=20241&st=&pgnum=21 http://www.hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=20241&st=&pgnum=22 (וכן העיד הרא"ש:"ותקנותיו וגזרותיו קבועות ותקועות כאילו נתנו מסיני" (שו"ת הרא"ש כלל מ"ג סימן ח'



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