New Book on Solutions to the Agunah Problem
Recently the Schechter Institute has published a book, Za’akat Dalot, analyzing the numerous solutions to the problem of the agunah which have been put forth. In today’s Haaretz one can read an article about the book, including an interview with the two authors. The book was published under the auspices of the Center for Women in Jewish Law. One can download from their web site numerous case studies which they have published analyzing concrete cases of agunot. On Monday, May 29, 2006, from 4:00-9:30 p.m., there will be a conference at the Van Leer Institute in Jerusalem discussing the book and its subject matter, including talks by both of the book’s authors and numerous other speakers, including David Golinkin, Shlomo Riskin, and Aviad HaCohen. Those who are interested in either purchasing the book or attending the conference can contact Atalia Gutbir at atalia-at-schechter.ac.il to either register for the conference, find a bookstore which carries the book (probably only in Israel) or to purchase it. For the sake of full-disclosure, I wrote an earlier draft of one of the chapters in the above-mentioned book.