Grappling With the Problem of Agunot
Coercing a Husband to Give a GetThe Power of Prenuptial AgreementsAdministering Outside Pressure to Give a Get; Communal Pressure, the New York State Get Laws, and Israeli Rabbinical CourtsHafka'at Kiddushin; Annulment of MarriageConditional MarriageKiddushei Ta'ut; Marriage Under False PretensesFlaws in the Proposal of Rabbi Emanuel RackmanAppendix; A Heartfelt Plea To Agunos
Non Orthodox Marriages
The Halachic Status of Civil Marriages
The Halachic Status of Reform Marriages
The State of Israel
Exchanging Land for PeaceThe Halachic Status of the Falash MuraShould Yeshivah Students Serve in the Israeli Army?
Laws of Shabbat
Laws of Creating an Eruv
Milking Cows on Shabbat
Laws of HolidaysBiography List
About this Text
Gray Matter is a 21st-century,multi-volume book of articles about contemporary halakhic (legal) questions by Rabbi Chaim Jachter. Rabbi Jachter thoroughly reviews the relevant halakhic literature in clear language geared toward laypeople and concludes each section with a short practical decision. The work covers topics like halakhic perspectives on casino gambling, copyright laws, and smoking.
Author: Chaim Jachter
Composed: Teaneck, NJ, c.1994 - c.2000 CE