Monday, September 24, 2007

The Agunah Problem

Israel and G-d stood under a chupah and looked forward to years of married bliss. But, as in many marriages, things went south very quickly. There were accusations on both sides, charges of infidelity, violence, alienation of affection, abandonment...

And now He's gone somewhere; been gone a long time. He doesn't answer His calls anymore and she is not even sure He is still around. But the Law says that as long as He's gone, she is chained, bound, "an agunah". "He is dead!", say some of her friends. But she needs proof, one way or another. She needs proof so she can move forward. Until that proof comes, nothing can change.


Blogger Shoshana said...

Very interesting analogy.

September 24, 2007 7:33 AM  
Blogger Miri said...

I feel exactly like that sometimes.

September 25, 2007 2:22 AM  

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