The NCJW NY Jewish Women’s Resource Center Steering Committee is privileged to present Susan Aranoff, co-author, with the late Rivka Haut, of their new book, The Wed-Locked Agunot: Orthodox Jewish Women Chained in Dead Marriages. Dr. Aranoff, a dedicated activist, has been an advocate of the issue of “agunot” for three decades.
Dr. Susan Aranoff is an Economics and Political Science Professor at Kingsborough Community College of the City University of New York. She has published numerous articles about women and Jewish law and lectured throughout the United States, as well as in Europe and Israel. She is a founding board member of Agunah International Inc., International Committee for Women of the Wall (ICWOW), and the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance (JOFA).
In an excerpt of her review of Dr. Aranoff’s book, Susannah Heschel, Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies, Dartmouth College, wrote: “With a wide range of individual women’s stories and a superb
discussion of the intricacies of Jewish Law, this is a stupendous book on a topic of enormous significance.”
This event is free. Space is limited, and RSVP is required. Light refreshments will be served and books will be available for purchase.