The Agunah Problem
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.