Talmud Based Solutions to the Problem of the Agunah
College of Law and Business - Ramat Gan Law School
October 14, 2012
TALMUD-BASED SOLUTIONS TO THE PROBLEM OF THE AGUNAH, Agunah Research Unit Volume 4, Deborah Charles Publications, 2012
The problem of Jewish agunot (sing. agunah) – the chained wives, whose husbands refuse to divorce and thus cannot remarry – has occupied a wide range of scholars from antiquity to modern days: from talmudic sages to modern day scholars; from rabbis to academics; from politicians to lay people. All are concerned with, and seek to find a solution to, one of the major challenges to Jewish Law and Jewish society in both the past and the present. This book, devoted to discussing the modern agunah problem and its Talmud based solutions, is one link in this chain.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 144
Keywords: Jewish Law, family law, marriage, divorce, agunah, chained wife, talmud, annulment, coercion, get, ketubbah, rabbinical courts
JEL Classification: J12Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: November 22, 2012 ; Last revised: February 5, 2015
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