The Aguna Problem and Israel's Law of the Land

By Diana Villa

Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute, December 2009

Villa examines how Jewish family law is applied in Israel, discussing the issue of agunut (women whose husbands refuse to give them a divorce) and the current tensions in the Israeli Rabbinic courts between Jewish Law and dina de-malkhuta dina (the law of the land).

Topic: Halakha, Morality, Jewish Law, Ethics, Agunot (Chained Wives), Divorce, Law, Family

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: 40/664

Page Number(s): 4-5

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Israel

Language: English

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Villa, Diana. The Aguna Problem and Israel's Law of the Land. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute. December 2009: 4-5.


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