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Aguna receives get, able to divorce husband after 14-year battle

Vicky left) with advocate Tamar

Aguna receives get, able to divorce husband after 14-year battle “No woman deserves to live in constant torture for 14 years waiting to be released.” By AARON REICH |  JUNE 8, 2020 A legal battle that spanned 14 years and two countries came to an end at last when an Aguna finally succeeded in getting a get to …

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Court Ruling: Shaming for Get Refuser Yochai Cohen

Court Ruling: Shaming for Get Refuser Yochai Cohen Despite a legal ruling compelling him to do so, for two years Yochai Cohen has refused to grant his wife a get. The Rabbinical Court imposed a series of financial, social, and halachic sanctions – and an unusual clarification was sent directly to the Chabad community in …

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Living with a Collar Around my Neck

Orel Levi at the Finish Line

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 Hebrew month of Av – marks for me the freedom to love: to love life, …

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Abusive Husband Grants Divorce After Being Fired

Ilana left and Attorney Tehila COhen

Abusive Husband Grants Divorce After Being Fired Husband’s divorce recalcitrance led the Jerusalem Rabbinical Court to order Egged to fire the husband due to his refusal to grant his wife a divorce By Jeremy Sharon | The Jerusalem Post | April 4, 2019 A physically abusive husband who refused to grant his wife a divorce, …

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Jerusalem woman finally gets Jewish divorce

Free from handcuffs

Jerusalem woman finally gets Jewish divorce after husband fired from job, jailed With help from legal aid center, Ilana, an immigrant from India, is granted a ‘get’ after sanctions by rabbinical court By MARCY OSTER | Times of Israel | April 4, 2019 JTA — An Indian emigre to Israel finally has her Jewish divorce …

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Israeli “Kan 11” News report on Yad La’isha’s “Women Moving Mountains”

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On International Women’s Day 2019, OTS’s Yad La’isha: The Monica Dennis Goldberg Legal Aid Center ran its annual “Women Moving Mountains” desert hike (Eshet Hamidbar in Hebrew), which brought together more than 300 women to show their support for and to advocate on behalf of agunot. One of the participants was veteran Israeli journalist Noa …

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Rabbinical Court orders ‘shaming’ of get-refuser

Eli Sompo

Jerusalem Rabbinical Court ordered shaming of a recalcitrant husband who fled to Gibraltar In an unusual step, the Jerusalem Rabbinical Court allowed the publication of details of Eli Sompo, who has been refusing to give his wife a divorce and anchoring her in their failed marriage after fleeing and disappearing in Gibraltar. The goal: to …

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“But you don’t look like an aguna”

Dina Golan

“But You Don’t Look Like an Agunah” Oped by Dina Raz Golan Ynet | February 13, 2019 My name is Dina and I have been an aguna for 17 years. For 17 years my husband has kept me undivorced, in the chains of marriage; for 17 years he hasn’t seen his daughters or paid child …

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Bus Company Ordered to Fire Employee for Refusing to Divorce Wife

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Israeli Bus Company Ordered to Fire Employee for Refusing to Divorce Wife The Jerusalem Rabbinical Court gave Egged 30 days to fire the abusive husband, who refuses to grant his wife a Jewish divorce Aaron Rabinowitz | Haaretz | Feb 10, 2019 The Jerusalem rabbinical court last Thursday ordered the Egged bus cooperative to fire …

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Recalcitrant Grandfather Fined for Blocking Get

24/08/18 Recalcitrant grandfather fined for blocking daughter-in-law’s divorce Tel Aviv Rabbinical Court justices rejected the petition of a man who is encouraging his son to refuse his wife a divorce to cancel the penalties that were imposed on him, setting a new standard for punishment. The wife’s advocates: “The Court has proven that the liberation …

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Postcards from Freedom

Artist: Rinat Gilboa || 'Illustrating Freedom' series

Postcards from Freedom Ten stories of ‘bound women’ morphed into ten illustrations gracing Rosh Hashana greeting cards, part of an initiative by Yad La’isha.   Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/08/1  S, an aguna – Hebrew for a ‘bound woman’, whose husband has refused her a divorce – who recently received her get and with it her freedom, …

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