Sunday, July 10, 2011

Polygamy For All The Sons Of Abraham

Just as we are discussing (well kind of) polygamy in orthodox Judaism, it seems the exact same debate is going on in Jordan. Even more astounding is that the same reasons are being used in both debates - the unmarried elder woman. Both seem to be debating the religious question as well as the cultural one.

According to Al-Jazeera:

In modern Jordan, polygamy has both its critics and supporters.
Those in favour, such as the recently launched Committee for Supporting Polygamy, see it as a practical solution to the rising number of unmarried women.
But critics say there are as many number of unmarried women as men due to the heavy cost of weddings.
Al Jazeera's Nisreen El-Shamayleh reports from Amman.

It would seem that this is another instance where Judaism and Islam are facing similar difficulties, and are sharing the same debate. Well, almost. Enhanced by Zemanta

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