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- DescriptionFor three decades Susan Araff and Rivka Haut have battled to free agut, Orthodox Jewish women chained to dead marriages because their husbands refuse to give them a gett, a Jewish divorce. These chained women, citizens of modern Western democracies, may be civilly divorced, yet they are forced into rabbinic courts in their quest to obtain a gett. In these rabbinic courts women are subject to financial extortion, pressured to drop charges of domestic violence and paedophilia against their husbands and to concede custody and visitation rights to unfit fathers--all to induce their husbands to free them. Well-versed in the intricacies Jewish divorce law, Araff and Haut have counselled thousands of agut and challenged the Orthodox rabbinate's inaction in the face of the injustices inflicted on these women. Araff and Haut take the reader into the rabbinic courts and their ancient, revered legal texts, onto the picket lines against recalcitrant husbands, into American civil divorce courts and legislatures that wrestle with this problem and into the lives of the victimized women and children. The agonies endured by agut reveal the power of religious law over people's lives even when that law sharply conflicts with modern societies' moral and legal rms.
- Author BiographySusan Aranoff is a professor of economics at Kingsborough Community College of the City University of New York, USA. She has published numerous articles about women and Jewish law in anthologies and periodicals and lectured throughout the United States as well as in Europe and Israel. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, USA. The late Rivka Haut was a Jewish Orthodox scholar, feminist and activist. She held an advanced degree in Talmud, and taught and lectured extensively on Jewish and halachic topics, particularly related to prayer and the Agunah crisis and wrote numerous articles and book chapters. She lived in Bronx, New York, USA.
- Author(s)Rivka Haut,Susan Aranoff
- PublisherMcFarland & Co Inc
- Date of Publication30/09/2015
- SubjectNon-Christian Religions
- Place of PublicationJefferson, NC
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintMcFarland & Co Inc
- Weight340 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine18 mm
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