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Creator:  Higger, MichaelRequires cookie*
 Title:  Michael Higger typescript on the agunah issue in Jewish law  
 Dates:  undated 
 Call No:  2000.032 
 Abstract:  Michael Higger was born in Regovo, Lithuania in 1898, where he received a traditional Jewish education before emigrating to the United States in 1915. He received rabbinic ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, and published many books and articles on the Talmud and Jewish law. The collection consists of a typescript with manuscript notes entitled "A Prolegomena to a Bibliography of the Aguna in Responsa" which he wrote, as well as a photocopy of the same document. 
 Size:  1 folder 
 Subjects:  Agunahs | Women -- Legal status, laws, etc. (Jewish law) 
Creator:  Agunah, Inc.Requires cookie*
 Title:  Agunah Inc. response to the Beth Din of America  
 Dates:  1998 
 Call No:  2000.018 
 Abstract:  Agunah Inc., also known as Agunah International, is an organization that provides assistance to women whose husbands refuse to grant them Jewish divorces, causing the women to become agunot (chained women) and unable to remarry according to Jewish law. The collection consists of a pamphlet entitled "Agunah Inc. Replies to the Beth Din of America," written by Susan Aranoff in response to criticism and condemnation of it by the Beth Din of America, an Orthodox rabbinic court serving the Jewish community of North America. 
 Size:  1 folder 
 Subjects:  Agunahs | Divorce (Jewish law) | Jewish women -- New York (State) -- New York | Jewish women -- Religious life | Women -- Legal status, laws, etc. (Jewish law)