RABBINIC AUTHORITY Volume 3: Halakhic Divorce and the Agunah

RABBINIC AUTHORITY Volume 3: Halakhic Divorce and the Agunah
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    RABBINIC AUTHORITY Volume 3: Halakhic Divorce and the Agunah
    Halakhic Divorce and the Agunah

    by Rabbi Yehuda Warburg

    Hardcover, 368 pages

    Urim Publications, 2017
    ISBN: 978-965-524-251-5

    In the third volume of his groundbreaking series on rabbinic authority in English, Rabbi Warburg discusses the ramifications of a Jewish divorce. In this well-composed monograph, Rabbi Warburg primarily focuses on the case of the modern day agunah, a wife who is unable to get divorced due to her husband's recalcitrance. He addresses the various techniques, such as obligating the giving of a get (Jewish divorce document), finding relief for an agunah who signed an exploitative agreement, and analyzing different avenues to void a marriage (bittul kiddushin) which were employed by rabbinic authorities throughout the ages to address the plight of the agunah.

    About the Author:
    Since 1999, Rabbi A. Yehuda Warburg has served as a dayan on various battei din panels in the Hassidic, Modern Orthodox, Sephardic, and Yeshiva communities in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area. He is a former research fellow at the Institute of Jewish Law at Boston University School of Law. He is a member of the editorial board of the journal Tradition and served on the editorial board of The Jewish Law Annual. For over two decades, Rabbi Warburg delivered classes in Hoshen Mishpat (business law) and Even ha-Ezer (family law) to rabbinical students at Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, an affiliate of Yeshiva University. Rabbi Warburg received his rabbinic ordination from Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary and earned his doctorate of jurisprudence at the Hebrew University Faculty of Law. The author resides in Teaneck, New Jersey.

    Praise for Rabbinic Authority:
    "For a number of decades, I have been involved on an ad hoc basis as a Dayan, including serving on judicial panels for the Beth Din of America. In this capacity, I have often crossed paths with Rabbi Warburg and served together with him on the same judicial panel. In each panel we served on together, Rabbi Warburg's outstanding Torah scholarship was always in evidence, scholarship motivated by a perfectionist's drive to achieve new vistas in advancing the double dimension of truth that stands as the ideal for the halakhic-judicial process."
    - From the foreword of Rabbi Dr. Aaron Levine, zt'l

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