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  • Reply to: Leading Rabbi Deals Big Blow To Agunah Court   1 hour 32 min ago

    In my limited learning in Daf Yomi. I recall in massechta Gitten , that sages have the right to uproot [HAKTORA] any marriages, as if it never happened. This would mean that any children from such a union, would be considered as born out of wedlock. This does NOT mean they are mamzers. I am not going into s full detail about this here. This is not the place. If you want to contact me my email is alanjay7236@gmaill.com WHY doesn't the sages of today annul marriages, as is permitted by Jewish law?

  • Reply to: Leading Rabbi Deals Big Blow To Agunah Court   2 hours 3 min ago

    Question for Rav Schachter: If you refuse to issue a get to a woman who has been physically attacked by her deranged husband, including by having him knock her and her children to the ground and then shoving furniture into them, what in your esteemed opinion do you think that she should do? Stay with him?

    Note to Jewish Week: Poignant article but misleading picture. The agunah's hands are not chained to each other, rather they are chained to a recalcitrant husband who refuses to set her free. Any chance you could change the picture?

  • Reply to: Leading Rabbi Deals Big Blow To Agunah Court   2 hours 9 min ago

    YU is no longer "centrist" Modern Orthodox (if such a thing even exists any longer; today's "centrist" would have been considered right wing a generation ago). It is now Haredi in all but name.

  • Reply to: Leading Rabbi Deals Big Blow To Agunah Court   3 hours 12 min ago

    Glad I went to Yeshiva University's high school for girls when it was still Modern Orthodox (1991-1995). Rabbi Schachter in no way represents me or all the young women I went to school with. Sounds like he should be working for a haredi school system (though YU has been moving more to the Right for years now).
    Shame on these men callously holding the lives of women in their hands. Could they know what it feels like to be in limbo for years?
    Yasher koach to the courageous, compassionate Torah scholar, Rabbi Krauss.

  • Reply to: Leading Rabbi Deals Big Blow To Agunah Court   7 hours 18 min ago

    I wonder how these rabbis would feel if it were there daughters who were trapped as Agunot. Orthodox Judaism allows for Halachic leniency .