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The wed-locked agunot : Orthodox Jewish women chained to dead marriages

Author: Susan B Aranoff; Rivka Haut
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2015]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book takes the reader inside the rabbinic courts, into civil divorce courts and legislatures that contend with this problem and into the lives of victimized women and children. Well-versed in Jewish divorce law, the authors have counseled thousands of agunot, and challenged the Orthodox rabbinate's inaction in response to the injustices faced by these women"--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Aranoff, Susan B.
Wed-locked agunot
(DLC) 2015013133
(OCoLC)898167596
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susan B Aranoff; Rivka Haut
ISBN: 9781476620312 1476620318
OCLC Number: 921888969
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: Susan Aranoff and Rivka Haut.

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"This book takes the reader inside the rabbinic courts, into civil divorce courts and legislatures that contend with this problem and into the lives of victimized women and children. Well-versed in Jewish divorce law, the authors have counseled thousands of agunot, and challenged the Orthodox rabbinate's inaction in response to the injustices faced by these women"--

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"With a wide range of individual women's stories and a superb discussion of the intricacies of Jewish law, this is a stupendous book on a topic of enormous significance." -- Susannah Heschel, Eli Read more...

 
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