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Law professor and rabbi Michael J. Broyde addresses the legal problem of determining the status of people who went missing in the 9/11 terrorist attacks and whose remains were never recovered. In particular, Broyde examines the Talmudic approach to the question of whether or not the spouses of such people are free to remarry.

Widows and Widowers of 9-11

Widows and Widowers of 9-11

When remains of missing people are never recovered

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Michael J. Broyde is professor of law at Emory Law and a senior fellow at the Center for the Study of Law Religion at Emory University. He received a juris doctor from New York University. Professor Broyde is ordained as a rabbi by Yeshiva University and is a member (dayan) of the Beth Din of America, the largest Jewish law court in America. He was the director of that court during the 1997-1998 academic year, while on leave from Emory. Outside of Emory, Professor Broyde is the founding rabbi of the Young Israel synagogue in Atlanta, and a founder of the Atlanta Torah MiTzion kollel study program.
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April 25, 2012
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I didn't understand why or how this is jewish tv I saw this same show on fx yesturday
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