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Unchaining The Agunah Problem


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Nonetheless, this documentary manages to bridge the gaps and overcome the obstacles, as it tells it like it is. “Women Unchained” is a sensitive depiction of the agunah problem – sensitive to the women and their families, sensitive to the rabbinic establishment, sensitive to Jewish law and practical in presenting a necessary solution.

Don’t leave this film before you watch the credits roll by – crucial information is provided for finding prenuptial agreements so that you can protect your loved ones. At the conclusion as well, “Women Unchained” filmmakers Siegel and Lenik have done Jewish society a favor.

Rachel Levmore, Ph.D., is a Rabbinical Court Advocate, coordinator of the Agunot and Get-Refusal Prevention Project of the Council of Young Israel Rabbis and the Jewish Agency, and author of “Spare Your Eyes Tears” (published in Hebrew), on prenuptial agreements for the prevention of get-refusal.

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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