I loved this book and the insight it gave into Jewish customs. I found Juliet a very well-drawn character who was struggling to please her parents (didn't we all!) and yet live a more modern and free life. I felt very sorry for her.
My question for Natasha is whether she thinks the belief regarding divorce and chained women (aguna) will persist. Is it prevalent? Do the youth of today accept it?
It remains a problem within the Orthodox community. The new Chief Rabbi in France was elected partly as he promised to address the issue. It’s less of a problem outside the more conservative communities, but men sometimes still use the threat of withholding a ‘get’ (the Jewish divorce paper) to negotiate a better settlement.