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Talmud Based Solutions to the Problem of the Agunah


Avishalom Westreich


“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

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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: 34

Keywords: Jewish Law, family law, marriage, divorce, agunah, chained wife, talmud, annulment, coercion, get, ketubbah, rabbinical courts

JEL Classification: J12

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Date posted: November 22, 2012 ; Last revised: November 23, 2012

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Westreich, Avishalom, Talmud Based Solutions to the Problem of the Agunah (October 14, 2012). TALMUD-BASED SOLUTIONS TO THE PROBLEM OF THE AGUNAH, Agunah Research Unit Volume 4, Deborah Charles Publications, 2012. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2179677

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“College of Law and Business - Ramat Gan Law School ( email )
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Ramat Gan, 52275
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