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16 year agunah freed from marriage after rabbinical court rulings After suffering a debilitating stroke, a woman’s husband abandoned her and refused to give her a divorce, until legal pressure from the rabbinical courts and the High Court of Justice. By JEREMY SHARON  | June 9, 2021  A woman who suffered a debilitating stroke which …

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Rabbi Kenneth Brander

Fighting ‘get’ refusal is a vital task we must all confront In fact, the institution of a get was biblically initiated as part of a series of laws to preclude spousal abuse – the first laws of this nature in human history. by Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander   | April 26, 2021  While the aguna issue is one that …

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Rabbinate is overstepping its boundaries on conversion, divorces – opinion I believe the Israeli Rabbinate is overstepping their boundaries especially in two areas dependent upon a personal relationship: between a rabbi and convert, and a congregant seeking a divorce. by Rabbi Shlomo Riskin   | April 22, 2021  It was with profound sadness as well as angry …

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Aryeh Kishon

Rabbinical court approves public shaming to force get refuser’s hand After Aryeh Leib Kishon refused to give his wife a get, despite both religious and secular sanctions and pressure, the court resorted to public shaming. Tamar Beeri | April 13 , 2021 In a circumstance described as “heartbreaking,” the Ashkelon Rabbinical Court approved the release …

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Unusual Act of Freedom During Festival of Freedom During the intermediary days of Pesach, the Festival of Freedom, OTS’s Yad La’isha: The Monica Dennis Goldberg Legal Aid Center helped an aguna of 11 years to finally secure a get and win her freedom. A few months ago, a woman approached Yad La’isha explaining that her …

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Shira Isakov and the need for ‘aguna’ reform – opinion The plight of the aguna cannot be ignored and we are failing our women – all of society, indeed we are failing God – if we simply throw up our hands and let this situation be allowed to continue. Oped by Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander   | …

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Woman granted Jewish divorce after husband sanctioned by European courts The get was given just days after sanctions were imposed, ending a three-year battle. By Aaron Reich |  December 17, 2020 In a watershed moment, a secular court in Western Europe successfully placed sanctions on a man refusing to grant his wife a get, (Jewish divorce document), …

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With get in hand, woman freed to undergo fertility treatment After struggling for years to secure a divorce from her husband, cancer survivor finally free to undergo fertility treatment. Arutz 7 Staff | 20/10/20 For the past ten years, D has been fighting. First, she overcame cancer alongside an ongoing battle with infertility, all while …

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