Salome Alexandra

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Salome Alexandra:

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, Jewish family of the 2d and 1st cent. B.C. that brought about a restoration of Jewish political and religious life. They are also called Hasmoneans or Asmoneans after their ancestor, Hashmon.
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, Jewish family.
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Centuries later, during the period of Syrian domination, Queen Alexandra Salome (76-67 BCE) enacted the ketubah, which included an obligation to provide support to a wife upon divorce, introducing the legal concept of alimony.