“The marriage proposal was written by Rabbi Abraham Meir.”
(Facebook)On his Facebook page, Rabbi Meir is credited with the creation of the concept of “the biblical marriage proposal,” a phrase that is said to have been invented by a man named Abraham Meirs son.
Meirs father was a rabbinical court judge and served as the Chief Rabbinate of the Hasmonean period.
In his essay on the subject, Meirs grandson Abraham, a member of the Knesset, described the story as “the story of a miracle.”
The essay is entitled, “The Story of the Marriage Mandate” and it explains that “an individual of great importance in the history of Judaism … was writing to his son and telling him that a certain Jew was to propose to his wife.”
In other words, Meir’s son-in-law wanted to marry the woman he had previously married, but the court refused to grant his request.
In a series of letters, Meiris son Abraham wrote to his father-inlaw, telling him the marriage proposal would not be accepted.
The letters are found in the Yad Vashem archives, and they include the following:”I have a question.
I think that my son and I have a problem.
He wants to propose a marriage proposal, and I am against it.
He is going to make a good man of me, and my son is going against the law and the Torah, and is going mad.
I am not going to accept his proposal and am against him.
He has already written me a reply to the proposal and he is sending me a proposal to marry.
I have written him a reply saying that we cannot accept this proposal because it is not true.
Can I go and see my son?
Can I see him?””
Can I go to my son’s home and speak to him?
And if so, do not go alone.
Tell my son, ‘Send me a letter, I am afraid you have a bad heart.’
Tell him to be careful because you will be punished if you go to him.””
He does not say that my mother is a bad woman, but that she is evil.
She is evil because she has no heart.
She cannot forgive.
She has no sense of right and wrong.
He can do all this, but he cannot make his daughter forgive him.”
The rabbi wrote that he would “be angry at my son if he does not change his mind,” and that he “cannot accept the proposal” because “I will have to kill her.”
Meirs son-at-law did not immediately respond to The Jerusalem Times’ request for comment.
The story is also being widely cited as evidence that Jewish law forbade the practice of homosexuality.
The story also was used by some rabbis to justify the expulsion of Jews from France in the late 19th century, for example.
According to the story, Meiri was a judge in the Talmud court of the early Hasmoneans, and his son, a lawyer, wrote to him with an urgent request: “I would like to marry you, but I cannot marry you.
I have to do what my father told me.
I cannot change my mind, and it is a law of nature.
Why is this?”
Meir responded by saying that the Jewish law did not prohibit homosexuality.
“You do not understand the difference between a law and a reason,” he wrote.
“I cannot tell you what the law of the Talmudic court means, and that is why I cannot tell your son.”
The story was later used by Jewish settlers in France to justify their expulsion from the country, arguing that homosexuality was a crime.
In the mid-19th century there were no laws against homosexuality in France, and the law against homosexuality was considered one of the more tolerant.
“The marriage proposals that Meir proposed were a great deal different from the ones that are known today,” Rabbi Abraham Neuer, a Jewish historian and author of the book, “Rabbi Abraham Meiri: The Jewish Judge Who Created the Bible Marriage Mandates,” told The Jerusalem Report.
The Meiri story has been used by the French government to justify its anti-homosexual legislation, and by the Israeli government to defend the country’s laws against “foreign interference.”
The Israeli government also has used Meir as an example of its commitment to the Jewish people, a position it has taken since the founding of the State of Israel in 1948.
The French government has also used the Meiri case as an excuse to restrict Jewish immigration to the country.
According a statement by the Jewish Agency, the country has imposed restrictions on Jewish immigration since 2000, after the Meir case.
According the statement, the French authorities have taken measures to “protect Jewish communities, including by preventing the entry of Jews.”
While the French ban on Jewish settlement has been upheld by the European Court of Human Rights, the issue of Jewish immigration has been taken up in a new way by Israel.