The Agunah Crisis and the Courts:
New Attempt to Solve an Old Problem
By Anna Urowitz-Freudenstein

The Agunah Crisis and the Courts:
New Attempt to Solve an Old Problem
By Anna Urowitz-Freudenstein

The complicated details of Jewish divorce are based on only two verses in the Torah (Deut. 24:1-2 – They are in this week’s Torah reading, Parashat Ki Teitzei). Clearly the legal, economic, familial and psychological aspects of divorce are more complicated than the information written in two verses. This is evident to those of us who have recently completed Masechet Gittin as part of the Daf Yomi cycle and, all the more so to our Jewish sisters and brothers who have experienced divorce first hand. The weighty Talmudic volume of Masechet Gittin is only the beginning of the following 1500 years of rabbinic commentary and responsa about this complex and important topic.

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