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An Agunah Day Message To A Jewish Grandmother

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The question that remains is whether you appreciate the enormity of the loss/gain ratio of your actions now that it has been spelled out for you. Two weeks is the reasonable amount of time for you to bring your son to give your granddaughter’s mother a get. Two weeks for it to sink in that for the sake of your relationship with your granddaughter you need to heed the words of our sages (Tamid 32a): “Who is wise? He who sees what is yet to come.”

Dr. Rachel Levmore

About the Author: Rachel Levmore (Ph.D. in Jewish Law from Bar Ilan University) is a rabbinical court advocate; director of the Agunah and Get-Refusal Prevention Project of the International Young Israel Movement in Israel and the Jewish Agency (iyim.org.il); member of the Israel State Commission for the Appointment of Dayanim; and author of "Min'ee Einayich Medim'a" on prenuptial agreements for the prevention of Get-refusal.

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