Halitzah

A Rabbinically Sanctioned Solution To the Agunah Problem

09/05/2012

A few months ago my friend Phyllis H. Waldmann called to say that when going through the papers of her deceased mother, she came across an envelope postmarked October 20, 1936.  Upon carefully opening it, she found a document written in German with the word Halitzah at the top. Although not knowing what the document was, she detected certain similarities to her parents’ ketubah, which she had restored in 1985 on the occasion of their fiftieth wedding anniversary.

Feminist Jewish Talmud scholar Judith Hauptman posits a possible solution to the agunah crisis.
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