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This 1906 entry from the Jewish Encyclopedia gives a very thorough look at polygamy in Judaism, from a close reading of the Bible (When did polygamy start? What was the ideal, as represented by Adam and Eve? Why did the Judges take multiple wives? Why did the Prophets not do so?) through the rabbinic period and into the last millenia. Polygamy in the Sephardic world was certainly rare, but it remained a possibility until recent years, when there were basically almost no Jews left living in…

According to the Torah and the Talmud, a man was permitted to marry more than one wife, but a woman could not marry more than one man.