TALMUD-BASED SOLUTIONS TO THE PROBLEM OF THE AGUNAH, Agunah Research Unit Volume 4, Deborah Charles Publications, 2012
144 Pages Posted: 22 Nov 2012 Last revised: 5 Feb 2015
Date Written: October 14, 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.
Keywords: Jewish Law, family law, marriage, divorce, agunah, chained wife, talmud, annulment, coercion, get, ketubbah, rabbinical courts
JEL Classification: J12
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2179677