Ronen promised Orly, “You will never get a divorce from me in this life, even when you’re old and wrinkled.” She was then 29 years old; today she is 41. He disappeared 6 years ago without a trace, and she remains trapped in marriage.
Orly was one of the clients of Yad Laisha: The Monica Dennis Goldberg Legal Aid Center and Hotline who shared their heartbreaking stories with Orit Navon of the Kan 11 channel, in an effort to raise awareness of the plight of agunot.
Three strong, brave women in front of the camera, heroes in spite of themselves. May the new year bring them all the freedom and peace they long for and deserve.