An illustrated historical story
The story you are about to read here is a true story.
These are some of the episodes in the life of Rabbi Gershom, a great Jewish leader whose bylaws, regulations and bans changed the way that Jews in many countries lived their lives. They are known as the “Cherem of Rabeinu Gershom.” These included privacy measures that forbade opening and reading another person’s mail, and changing the laws of marriage so that one man could no longer marry more than one woman. Other illustrious men crowned him: Rabeinu Gershom the Luminary of the Diaspora-exile, because his greatness in Torah enlightened the eyes of Israel and the Jews in exile (the Diaspora). This honorary title is engraved on his headstone in Mainz.
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