agunah n. (ah-goo-NAH) Literally, “anchored.” A woman whose husband has deserted her or simply disappeared. Without either a get, the that a Jewish man must grant to his wife, or proof of his , she cannot remarry, according to Jewish . While and rabbis generally require a get, Reform and rabbis do not.

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Eisenberg, J., Scolnic, E., & Jewish Publication Society. (2001). The JPS dictionary of Jewish words. Over 1000 entries for Jewish and life-cycle events, culture, , the and other sacred texts, and worship. Each entry has a guide and is cross-referenced to related terms.; “A JPS desk reference”–cover. (2). , : Jewish Publication Society.

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