Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon ( Maimonides , 1138-1204 ) - the greatest Jewish sage posttalmudicheskoy era: legislator , philosopher, scientist and physician . His code Mishneh Torah ( "Repetition Exercises" ) - one of the most important works of Jewish tradition. In the most extensive of his works Rambam summarizes and systematizes the Talmudic tradition and sets out in simple terms the totality of Jewish religious law - ƒalahi . The fourth book of the Mishneh Torah , "Women" , examines the complex topics related to Jewish family law . The book includes "The laws of marriage" , " divorce laws ," " Laws of levirate marriage and Chalitza ", " Laws of the girl - virgin ", " Laws of the cell ." This edition consists of two parts , the first part includes the "Laws on Marriage " , the second part - all other sections of the book Rambam . First published in Russian in full, accurate and modern translation with detailed commentary.