Dr. Aviad Hacohen is Dean of the Sha’arei Mishpat Academic College, and Senior Lecturer in Constitutional Law and Jewish Law at the College and at the Faculty of Law of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His book, The Tears of the Oppressed – an examination of the Agunah problem:

Session 1: Aviad Hacohen and Avraham Burg: Jewish and Democratic Values – can they coexist?

Session 2: The Status of Women in Jewish Law: Halacha, Law and Gender

We will go together to a short tour – between text and context – in Jewish traditional sources, relating the legal status of women, trying to learn more about the tension between tradition and modernity, and the solutions that have been offered about this topic.