Yad La’isha

From ‘Desert Woman’ to Free Woman

  From ‘Desert Woman’ to Free Woman Hot off the press!  The lovely woman in this photo, Ilanit (on left), just received her divorce after years of suffering. For seven years Ilanit was denied a divorce by her abusive husband

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On stage

Freedom: Act I

Freedom: Act I Outside, it was a freezing cold January night, but inside Jerusalem’s Khan Theater it was warm, full of light, and packed to the brim with over 100 women of all ages and backgrounds. This was no ordinary

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“Light at the end of the tunnel”

“Light at the end of the tunnel” – Released after 10 years  For 10 years, Miriam’s husband refused to grant her a get – a Jewish writ of divorce, even though their marriage was over. This is how one of

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Putting balloons in the cage

Songs of Freedom

Songs of Freedom Former agunot who were freed from marriage were strengthened with songs of freedom Hundreds of people, among them former agunot who were recently released from chained marriage,  gathered last night (Monday) at Jerusalem’s First Station for an

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Orel Levi at the Finish Line

Living with a Collar Around my Neck

Living with a Collar Around my Neck As a young ultra-Orthodox woman of marriageable age, nothing really prepared me for what ensued. Oped by Orel Silam |  August 16, 2019 This year, Tu Be’av – the 15th day of the

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Chaim Meizlish, get refuser

Shaming Levied Against Recalcitrant Husband

Rabbinical Court Rules:  Ostracizing and Shaming May be Levied Against  Recalcitrant Husband “I deserve to be set free,” says Sarah, a woman being denied a get (Jewish writ of divorce) by her husband, Chaim Meizlish.  The Rabbinical Court recently ruled

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Pnina Omer and visitor in the cage

A Cage in Haifa

Cage in Haifa Highlights the Struggle of Women Trapped in Divorce  The cage was decorated with living room furniture meant to invoke a sense of home, and the visitors who stepped inside were asked to imagine the constricted world of

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