Domestic Violence in Jewish Law
How Judaism views wifebeating.
Thus, although in modern times there are almost no rabbinic authorities who justify wifebeating for the purpose of education, there are many who still do not allow a forced divorce to free the victim of wifebeating. Because of the hardships imposed on women by this reluctance, there has been some talk of reviving a takkanah procedure such as R. Peretz (thirteenth century) suggested. However, as of today rabbinic authorities do not yet make use of this creative halakhic tool.
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