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Talmud Based Solutions to the Problem of the Agunah

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

Avishalom Westreich

Ramat Gan Law School - College of Law and Business

Date Written: October 14, 2012

Abstract

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

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

Avishalom Westreich (Contact Author)

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

26 Ben-Gurion St.
Ramat Gan, 52275
Israel
+972546550333 (Phone)

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