CWJ founder and director Susan Weiss, Esq., was a featured panelist at the first Agunah Summit in late June 2013. The conference explored the use and implementation of long-existing halachic solutions to the agunah crisis. In a session entitled, “Lessons from the Front,” Susan drew from her extensive experience in the field to weigh in on the particular challenges and options being considered.
The Agunah Summit was co-sponsored by the Tikva Center of Law and Jewish Civilization and JOFA, with the hope of driving forward a halakhic solution to the worldwide problem of get refusal and aginut (women chained to dead marriages). The one-day conference brought together leading policy-influencers, legal and rabbinic scholars, and political activists, both from the United States and Israel.
- Read more: http://www.timesofisrael.com/the-bonds-and-shackles-of-jewish-marriage/
- Watch Panel: http://vimeo.com/69893646
In the Photo: Lessons From the Front: Ms. Rivka Haut, Ms. Robyn Shames, Rabbi Jeremy Stern, Ms. Susan Weiss, Moderator: Ms. Judy Heicklen. Photo by: NYU Institutes on the Park, Vimeo.com