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Torah doesn't prohibit polygamy. However, most western country, including Israel prohibits that.
However, not only Torah doesn't prohibit polygamy, Torah doesn't prohibit having concubinage. It seems Hashem allows a pretty wide range of arrangements.
We don't even have consensus if sex outside of marriage is sin or not Did what David do to Batsheba and Uriah technically legal (not sin?). But let's presume that sex outside marriage is indeed sin, like what most christians think (again no consensus over there either)
So why not have concubines or philegesh?
In fact, is there any way any pious jew can have several women without breaking both the halacha and civil code?
I mean if you do it outside marriage, then it (at least according to most people here) a sin, but legal.
If you do it within marriage, it may not be a sin (halachically), but illegal.
So is there any way to have several women that are both halachically and legally correct?
- The man have sex with many women
- Produce living offspring that can be used as heirs
- Financially supporting the children and women.
NB: As far as I know, there is no way to keep it politically correct. But at least, is there any way this can be done legally and halachicallycorrectly?