Compassion or Extortion


“What’s the connection between Biblical Ruth, the Rabbinical Courts, compassion and extortion?”

by Osnat Sharon 03/6/2014

Osnat-Sharon-mediumRabbinical Court advocate and civil lawyer Osnat Sharon, director of OTS’s Yad L’isha, the Monica Dennis Goldberg Legal Aid Center and Hotline, writes a blog about trends she has identified in the course of her work representing trapped agunot and mesuravot get — women being denied a religious divorce.

In honor of Shavuot, Osnat takes a look at how a modern woman can become chained through a combination of greed, apathy, and the the Biblical directive of levirate marriage which was, ironically, originally based on compassion.

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