The Agunah Crisis: New Opportunities to Solve an Old Problem

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Speaker(s): 
Rabbi Jeremy Stern,
Rabbi Shlomo Weissmann,
Rachel Levmore,
Justice Sharon Shore

Issues 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.