1 02, 2015

A misinterpretation that led to grievance consequences

By |2015-02-01T06:00:54-07:00February 1st, 2015|Thoughts|

                                          A misinterpretation that led to grievance consequences   While most of the changes Jewish leaders, Pharisees, rabbis, and lay people made in Torah law were designed to ease life and make it reasonable and pleasant, some of the changes and interpretations produced the opposite results. This was especially so concerning laws relating to [...]

25 06, 2013

Agunah: A Horrible State of Affairs

By |2013-06-26T13:28:32-07:00June 25th, 2013|Thoughts|

                                                                                                       By Israel Drazin   Chaim Grade’s excellent, disturbing, and depressing 1974 novel The Agunah portrays the pitiful and disastrous impact of the Jewish agunah law upon a kindhearted woman. Orthodox Jewish law forbids women whose husbands refuse to give them a Jewish divorce, called get in Hebrew, or who disappear without proof that [...]