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(lit. anchored woman”); a woman whose husband has disappeared and it is not known with certainty whether he is dead or alive; she is thus forbidden to marry unless a) the husband is located and grants her a legal divorce, or b) careful investigation by rabbinical authorities uncovers admissible evidence of his death

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Entry for 'Agunah'. Chabad Knowledge Base. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ckb/a/agunah.html. 2012.

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