Pursuing Justice: Notes from an Agunah Activist

JOFA Journal

Shenhav discusses her experiences as a lawyer advocating on behalf of agunot in Jerusalem since 1979. Shenhav reports about the powerful role she has as the only woman on a ten person Commission to appoint dayanim, as she is in a position to voice her views as well as the opinions of many leading rabbis who agree with her criticisms of the batei din, yet feel constrained by the complicated religious politics surrounding the plight of agunot.

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