Halacha, The ‘Jewish State’ and The Canadian Agunah: Comparative Law at the Intersection of Religious and Secular Orders

@article{Fournier2012HalachaT,
  title={Halacha, The ‘Jewish State’ and The Canadian Agunah: Comparative Law at the Intersection of Religious and Secular Orders},
  author={P. Fournier},
  journal={The Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law},
  year={2012},
  volume={44},
  pages={165 - 204}
}
  • P. Fournier
  • Published 2012
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law
  • The get (Jewish divorce) can only be granted by the husband. Refusal by some Jewish husbands to grant the get has created the widespread problem of the agunah (chained wife) who, without a religious divorce, cannot remarry according to Jewish law nor have legitimate children in the eyes of her religious community. This article studies the measures put in place in Canada and Israel to address this social problem. It presents the results of two years of fieldwork among Canadian and Israeli Jewish… CONTINUE READING
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