A Jewish marriage is terminated by the granting of a get
, a document of divorce. If the husband is unwilling or unable to give a get
to the wife, the wife is an agunah
and may not remarry. This situation is considered one of the greatest crises in the Orthodox world today. The reference material below examines a variety of issues pertaining to iggun
, including an overview of agunah
advocacy efforts and halakhic
analyses of proposed solutions to this crisis.
For information on JOFA's agunah advocacy projects click here.