The Agunah Crisis: New Opportunities to Solve an Old Problem

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Program Date(s): 
12:30 AM Wednesday Dec 11, 2013
Leaders & Speakers: 
Rabbi Jeremy Stern,
Rabbi Shlomo Weissmann,
Rachel Levmore,
Justice Sharon Shore

Join us for an important discussion with an expert panel on a most crucial topic. Issues to be addressed include the prenuptial agreement, including  the unique Canadian legal issues; the role of the rabbi, community, and  social pressure in helping agunot; new halachic approaches; educational initiatives; current status of problem in israel and North America; civil marriage as an option; the methodology of the Rabbinical Courts and the qualifying characteristics of a candidate for the position of a dayan in the State Rabbinical Courts; the relationship between get refusal and domestic abuse. 

To see our flyer, click here.

Ideas to be discussed:

  • prenuptial agreements;
  • the role of the rabbi;
  • annulment of kiddushin;
  • communal ordinance;
  • conditional kiddushin and gittin;
  • integrated solutions;
  • and other ideas.