Agunah

Agunah (עגונה, plural: agunot (עגונות); literally `anchored` or `chained`) is a halachic term for a Jewish woman who is `chained` to her marriage. The classic case of this is a man who has left on a journey and has not returned, or has gone into battle and is MIA. It also refers to a woman whose husband refuses, or is unable, to g...
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agunah

in Orthodox and Conservative Judaism, a woman who is presumed to be widowed but who cannot remarry because evidence of her husband`s death does not ...
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