agunah

agu·nah

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  • AGUNAH — (Heb. עֲגוּנָה; lit. tied, cf. Ruth 1:13), married woman who for whatsoever reason is separated from her husband and cannot remarry, either because she cannot obtain a divorce from him (see divorce ), or because it is unknown whether he is still… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Agunah — Aguna (Hebrew: עגונה, plural: agunot ; literally anchored or chained ) is a halachic term for a Jewish woman who is chained to her marriage because her husband s whereabouts are unknown. It is also often used nowadays for a woman whose husband… …   Wikipedia

  • agunah — ▪ Judaism Hebrew  ʿaguna (“deserted woman”) , plural  agunahs,  ʿagunot , or  agunoth        in Orthodox and Conservative Judaism, a woman who is presumed to be widowed but who cannot remarry because evidence of her husband s death does not… …   Universalium

  • agunah — ˌägüˈnä, äˈgünə noun ( s) Etymology: Hebrew ăghūnāh prevented, restrained (from remarrying) Jewish law : a woman whose husband has deserted her or has disappeared and who may not remarry until she gives proof of his death or obtains a bill of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • DIVORCE — (Heb. גֵּרוּשִׁין), the formal dissolution of the marriage bond. IN THE BIBLE Divorce was accepted as an established custom in ancient Israel (cf. Lev. 21:7, 14; 22:13; Num. 30:10; Deut. 22:19, 29). In keeping with the other cultures of the Near… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • WOMAN — This article is arranged according to the following outline: the historical perspective biblical period marriage and children women in household life economic roles educational and managerial roles religious roles women outside the household… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Prenuptial Agreement for the Prevention of Get-Refusal — Prenuptial agreements for the prevention of get refusal were developed over the last century to answer a need that arose within Jewish marriages [See Rachel Levmore, “Get Refusal in the United States and One Method of Prevention: Prenuptial… …   Wikipedia

  • TAKKANOT — (Heb. תַּקָּנוֹת pl.; sing. תַּקָּנָה). This article is arranged according to the following outline: definition and substance legislation in the halakhah nature of halakhic legislation rules of legislation role of the public annulment of takkanot …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Jewish views on marriage — Jozef Israëls: A Jewish wedding 1903 In Judaism, marriage is viewed as a contractual bond commanded by God in which a man and a woman come together to create a relationship in which God is directly involved …   Wikipedia

  • Mnachem Risikoff — Mnachem HaKohen Risikoff Mnachem (Mendel) HaKohen Risikoff (1866–1960), was an orthodox rabbi in Russia and the United States, and a prolific author of scholarly works, written in Hebrew.[1] Risikoff used a highly stylized and symbolic pen name,… …   Wikipedia

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