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Auction 73: June 22nd, 2017

Lot: 4 (AGUNAH) Le’Dor Acharon [opposition by the Agudath HaRabanim to the proposal by Judah Epstein concerning the Agunah problem]. * And: Judah Epstein. Le’Shailath Ha’Agunah [a response to the above, along with related history]. Two volumes. Original boards. 8vo.

New York: 1937 and 1940. Est: $120 - $180

-Polemic endorsed by some one thousand rabbis world-wide opposed to the proposal advanced by the Conservative Rabbi Judah (Louis) Epstein seeking to solve the Agunah problem. Epstein's proposal was that prior to the marriage service, a husband would appoint his wife as an agent to execute a divorce on his behalf. Thus, if in the future the husband went missing or refused to grant a Get, the wife could, in effect, divorce herself.

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