New Agunah Court
search

New Agunah Court

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin is chancellor of Ohr Torah Stone and chief rabbi of Efrat.

I believe that the quotations in my name regarding the religious court of Rav Simcha Krauss did not truly express my position (“New Court Set To Free Agunot,” Nov. 21). 

I greatly applaud the establishment of the International Beit Din and its desire to find solutions to the problem of the agunah, the woman whose husband refuses to give her a get (divorce). Fortunately, there exists within the Talmud ways to resolve this issue, but tragically, our contemporary rabbis have thus far not found the ways to do so. I suggested in the past the right of the beit din to abrogate a marriage; Rav Krauss suggests a get zikuy (annulling a marriage). However it is done, it is crucial to find a solution. As long as we tarry to do so, we bring disgrace upon the righteous laws of our Torah and the desecration of the compassionate God of Israel.

Chief Rabbi Efrat, Israel

read more:
comments