New Book: Talmud Based Solutions to the Problem of the Agunah
Avishalom Westreich has published a new book on the Agunah problem, Talmud Based Solutions to the Problem of the Agunah.
The problem of Jewish agunot (sing. agunah) – the chained wives, whose husbands refuse to divorce and thus cannot remarry – has occupied a wide range of scholars from antiquity to modern days: from talmudic sages to modern day scholars; from rabbis to academics; from politicians to lay people. All are concerned with, and seek to find a solution to, one of the major challenges to Jewish Law and Jewish society in both the past and the present. This book, devoted to discussing the modern agunah problem and its Talmud based solutions, is one link in this chain.
A sample chapter can be found here.