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Tears of the oppressed : an examination of the agunah problem : background and halakhic sources / by Aviad Hacohen ; foreword by Menachem Elon ; edited by Blu Greenberg ; afterword by Emanuel Rackman.

Author/Creator:
Hacohen, Aviad.
Publication:
Jersey City, NJ : Ktav Pub., 2004.
Format/Description:
Book
xvi, 107, 157 p. ; 29 cm.
Subjects:
Agunahs.
Divorce (Jewish law)
Marriage -- Annulment (Jewish law)
Language:
Appendix in Hebrew.
Contents:
Background
A word of caution
Attitudes of compassion and leniency
Relaxation of the laws of evidence concerning agunot: example of a methodology favoring leniency
The uniqueness of the problem in our day
The basic sources for kiddushei ta'ut
The rishonim and the codes: stringent and lenient approaches
The responsa literature
General principles to be derived from the precedents.
Notes:
"Appendix (responsa of chapter 8)": p. 1-157 (2nd group).
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Anne and Joseph Trachtman Memorial Book Fund.
Contributor:
Greenberg, Blu, 1936-
Anne and Joseph Trachtman Memorial Book Fund.
ISBN:
0881258679
OCLC:
56317952
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