The plight of the agunah (a woman who has not been issued a get- a bill of divorce- from her husband and thus remains unable to marry someone else) has been at the forefront of the Jewish media for many years now, but the dire, often tragic, circumstances surrounding this issue have existed for centuries. Jack Nusan Porter has compiled some of the most crucial writings on the subject of the agunah. This volume includes many viewpoints, including the pros and cons of agunah-law reform, and a wide range of solutions to the agunah dilemma, including new legislation, prenuptial agreements, changes in the Kethubah, and community outreach to rabbis and social agencies. This volume will serve to heighten public awareness about the agunah issue and perhaps serve as a toll in the efforts to develop long-awaited, and much needed, reform in this sensitive area of Jewish law.
by Jack Nusan Porter
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