Between Civil and Religious Law: The Plight of the Agunah in American Society

Synopsis

Breitowitz focuses on what many regard as the cutting issue of Jewish law as it grapples with the disintegrative forces of twentieth-century life: the problem of the agunah or "stranded wife." In addition, the Agunah issue raises intriguing questions about the impotence of religious law in a secular society and how the establishment and free exercise clauses intersect to facilitate or hinder the accommodation of religious interests.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1993