New Approaches to the Agunah Problem
Join members of the HBI Spring Scholar-in-Residence Seminar on Gender, Culture, Religion, and the Law for a series of informal lunchtime talks exploring New Approaches to the Agunah Problem. A kosher lunch will be provided.
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Wednesdays, 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Lieberman-Miller Lecture Hall
Epstein Building, Brandeis University
515 South Street
Waltham, MA 02454
(Fast of Esther, no lunch provided)
Aryeh Klapper, Center for Modern Torah Leadership
"She Did Not Marry Herself Off With That in Mind: Recent and Potential Uses of a Talmudic Mechanism for Resolving Agunah Situations"
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Anat Livshits, The New School for Social Research
"In The State’s Sponsorship: Planning of Support Services in Israel for Agunot and their Families"
Geraldine Gudefin, Brandeis University
"An Impossible Divorce? Russian Jewish Immigrants and Civil Divorce in France (1905-1930)"
Yael Machtinger, York University
"Sounds of Silence: A Socio-Legal Exploration of Siruv Get and Iggun in Toronto - Reflections on Seven Years of Research"
Benjamin Steiner, Mechon Hadar
"The Lieberman Clause Revisited"
Esther Macner, Get Jewish Divorce Justice
"Jewish Prenuptial Contracts: The Pitfalls and Promise"
Amihai Radzyner, Bar Ilan University
"Meagenet et atzma (The Wife is Making Herself an Agunah): On The Possibility of Conditioning the Get and on Halakhic Problematic Innovation"
Final Workshop presentation, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The HBI Project on Gender, Culture, Religion, and the Law is generously funded by a gift from the Dan Fischel and Sylvia Neil Philanthropic Fund. The Seminar on New Approaches to the Agunah Problem is also supported by gifts from Estanne Fawer and the Phyllis and Michael (z"l) Hammer Fund.
Screening of "Gett," featuring Q&A with Susan Weiss, director of the Center for Women's Justice
Tuesday, March 10, 7 p.m.
Wasserman Cinematheque, Brandeis University
Co-sponsored with Edie and Lew Wasserman Fund, Film, Television and Interactive Media and the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies
Hadassah Northeast Women's Empowerment Conference
Sunday, March 15
8:30 a.m. - 3:15 a.m.
Bentley University Conference Center
175 Forest Street, Waltham, MA
Milcah Bassel | Father Tongue
In residence: March 16 - April 10
Exhibition: April 13 - July 16
Opening Reception: Monday, April 13, 5-8 pm
The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute presents Artist-in-Residence Milcah Bassel. Working on site at the Kniznick Gallery, Bassel will focus on large-scale drawings based on 5 letters of the Hebrew alphabet. Multiplying and playing with the space between these letters will provide the basis for a multidisciplinary installation that explores space both as movement and time through an altered language.