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Questions For Rabbis
Tue, 07/09/2013 - 20:00

Regarding your editorial, “Time To Act On Agunot” (July 3), you rightly conclude that “it is time to increase social pressure on our rabbis to find
a way to make agunot a problem solved, not one that continues to stain our

When interviewing candidates for the position of rabbi, synagogue
boards should ask potential rabbis: “When you officiate at weddings will
you insist that couples sign a halachic prenuptial agreement? What will you do to help
agunot and women being denied a halachic divorce?” If the answers are
unsatisfactory, the synagogue should move on to the next candidate.

Ann Arbor, Mich.

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I agree with R" Winberg and I would like to extend the response further to include currently employed shul rabbis. I believe the questions apply to them as well.