“Broken Tablets” – Dr. Levmore Reviews the Story of a Courageous Rabbi
Dr. Rachel Levmore, director of the IYIM Agunah and Get-Refusal Prevention Project, published a review in The Times of Israel of the (Hebrew) play produced by the Aspaklaria theater group. With the title שברי לוחות- “Broken Tablets”, the play told the story of a rabbi who wrote a courageous ruling freeing an agunah whose husband lay in a permanent vegetative state. Two phenomena which threaten to unravel the fabric of Jewish society– the agunah attaining her freedom and the rabbi’s early-onset demetia – are interwoven seamlessly. The production was very accurate—both in terms of halakha and in terms of the reaction of the ultra-Orthodox rabbinic world to the rabbi’s groundbreaking ruling. This play is a must-see. https://blogs.timesofisrael.