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Agunah Issues in Israel Guest Lecturer: Daniel Sinclair  8.00pm Monday 4 April
Daniel Sinclair will discuss Towards Resolving the Agunah Problem: The Background in Jewish Law and Some Developments. Agunah is a major problem in contemporary Israeli family law, the wife who is refused a get (a religious bill of divorce) by her husband.

A survey of the halakhic background to the problem and some of the solutions proposed in the past is followed by a discussion of recent initiatives in this area both from within halakhic circles and in Israeli law. The lecture covers the bills passed recently by both the religious and secular governmental parties. It highlights the jurisdictional rivalry between the religious and the secular Israeli courts.

Daniel Sinclair is a British-born Israeli scholar of Jewish law (Halakhah) who specializes in contemporary Jewish medical ethics. His books include Tradition and the Biological Revolution and Jewish Biomedical Law: Legal and Extra-legal Dimensions. He has authored a number of articles on Jewish ethics and written about Israeli applications of Jewish law. He teaches at Fordham University and at the College of Management Academic Studies in Rishon Lezion, Israel and has taught at the Spertus Institute in Chicago. An Orthodox rabbi, Professor Sinclair has served as the Rabbi of the Edinburgh Hebrew Congregation and as Dean of Jews' College, London. He is a popular lecturer at the Avshalom Institute.
Members pre-paid NIS 40  Members at Door NIS 50  Non-members NIS 60