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


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.

Additional information

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


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