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Zoom Slip Reveals Get-Refuser’s Location, Aguna Wife Goes Free David Israel | November 10, 2022 For several years now, most notably since the start of Corona pandemic, Zoom meetings have become an inseparable part of our professional and personal lives. The trend has also led to Zoom slipups, where participants forget their microphones or cameras …

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Chaya Lonna Kin with attorney Daniel Schwartz and the advocates from Yad La'isha Morah Dayan , Limor Hajaj and Yifah Blonder, at the Supreme Court in July 2022

In precedent, rabbinic court says divorce refuser’s family can’t be buried in Israel Group backing woman who’s been ‘chained’ for nearly 20 years hails move as a gesture showing Israel stands with her, but others see it as failing to address root issue Judah Ari Gross | September 6, 2022 The Chief Rabbinate ruled last …

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Escaping from a marriage that almost cost her her life, woman secures get after ten-year struggle News Desk | July 29, 2021 Marking the conclusion to a difficult, violent case, Ohr Torah Stone’s Yad La’isha Legal Aid Center for Agunot was able to attain a get (writ of Jewish divorce) for S – a US …

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An ancient Israeli law leaves thousands of women ‘chained’ to their wayward husbands By Middle East correspondent Allyson Horn, Fouad AbuGosh and Haidarr Jones in Jerusalem Orly Vital spent more than a decade of her adult life trapped in a marriage she wanted to leave.  Spousal laws in Israel meant the 44-year-old ultra-Orthodox Jew couldn’t divorce …

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US woman married in Iran finally secures Jewish divorce Decades after marriage first dissolves, woman finally granted the chance to start a new life. Israel National News |  June 29, 2022 Ten years since filing for a divorce and after seven years of her recalcitrant husband on the run, an American woman was finally granted …

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Rabbinical Court rules get refuser husband married, wife divorced The husband will be forbidden to remarry until he gives his ex-wife another divorce (get l’chumra), while his ex-wife can remarry. Zvika Klein | 4 April, 2022 In a rare ruling, the Jerusalem Rabbinical Court issued a decision last week stating that a man who publicly …

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In joint meeting of Constitution Committee and Committee on the Status of Women for Agunah Day, Committee Chairs MK Kariv and MK Touma-Sliman demand a solution to economic situation of agunot The Constitution, Law and Justice Committee, chaired by MK Gilad Kariv (Labor), and the Committee on the Status of Women and Gender Equality, chaired …

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Esty Sompo in a cage in the midrachov

The plight of trapped women March 16, 2022 by J-Wire Newsdesk Marking Yom HaAguna, the international day highlighting the plight of “trapped women” commemorated annually on the Fast of Esther, the Yad La’isha Legal Aid Centre, part of the Ohr Torah Stone network, confirmed that they had released 49 women from unwanted marriages over the past …

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The stories behind the statistics – opinion The stories of some of the women helped by Yad La’Isha, which aids women attempting to obtain a get. For International Agunah Day. Pnina Omer |  March 16, 2022 For many years, Sagit was subject to severe domestic violence at the hands of her husband, whose compulsive gambling …

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After 5 years as a ‘chained woman,’ Esty got her freedom this summer To mark Yom Ha’aguna, The Times of Israel spoke with a woman who was able to obtain a divorce from her abusive husband, and those working to help others do the same Judah Ari Gross |  March 16, 2022 This past summer, …

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