Yad L’isha on Amnon Levy’s Program, Israeli Channel 10

Yad L’isha’s director, rabbinical court advocate and lawyer Osnat Sharon, was interviewed for Amnon Levy’s “True Faces” program which investigated the phenomenon of get-refusers being permitted by 100 rabbis to take a second wife. Watch the program (in Hebrew): http://panim.nana10.co.il/Article/?ArticleID=1030484&sid=267 …

Yad L’isha resolves first case of 2014

After ten years (!) of waiting for her get, Ronit finally won her freedom, thanks to the expert rabbinical court representation of advocate Devorah Brisk (left) from the Tel Aviv branch of Yad L’isha – the Monica Dennis Goldberg Legal Aid Center and Hotline.

“OTS Day” at Yeshivat Hesder Machanaim

Ohr Torah Stone’s three high schools for boys (Derech Avot, Efrat; Jacob Sapirstein OTS, Ramot; and Neveh Shmuel, Efrat) came together last week for a day of learning and unity, hosted by OTS’s Yeshiva Gvoha/Army program, Yeshivat Hesder Machanaim, in memory of Joseph and Leila Applebaum.

Yad L’isha Frees 64th Aguna of Year on Last Day of 2013

In the final hours of 2013, Yad L’isha, the Monica Dennis Goldberg Legal Aid Center and Hotline, unchained an aguna of nearly ten years, bringing the number of resolved cases this year to 64. When A.’s husband, M., went to Moldavia for three months in 2004 to try to recover the massive losses he had incurred in his diamond business, she …

Melting the Ice

Jerusalem and Gush Etzion are still recovering from the worst snowstorm in decades. Today – eight days after the first flakes began to blanket the Judean hills – there are still homes without electricity, businesses that cannot open, streets covered in black ice, inestimable damage to property, and huge mounds of snow everywhere. But there …

Spreading the Light

Kol hakavod to US Army Chaplain Rabbi David Ruderman, a musmach of OTS’s Joseph and Gwendolyn Straus Rabbinical Seminary, for spreading the light to the troops in Kuwait over Chanukah! May he be blessed with the strength to continue warming, illuminating and shining.