Agunot

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… Continue Reading Recalcitrant Grandfather Fined for Blocking Get

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,… Continue Reading Postcards from Freedom

Dedicated to Justice

Congratulations to G of Germany, who flew in to Israel last Thursday and received her long-awaited get — thanks to the exceptional efforts of her advocate, Tamar Oderberg of Yad La’isha: The Monica Dennis Goldberg Legal Aid Center and Hotline. G, now 41, married her husband in 2002; the couple had two children and lived together in… Continue Reading Dedicated to Justice

Don’t sacrifice agunot on altar of reform

Agunot must not be sacrificed on the altar of reform by Tamar Oderberg 27/6/2018 A new bill was passed recently in the Knesset’s Constitution, Law and Justice Committee amending the law regarding the jurisdiction of the Israeli rabbinical courts.  The amendment will grant the rabbinical courts international authority to adjudicate the divorce proceedings of any Jewish woman. … Continue Reading Don’t sacrifice agunot on altar of reform

“For our children’s sake”

“For our children’s sake”

“We felt we had to sign for our children’s sake”  Yad La’isha launched a special “prenuptial-signing” event this week.  The organization’s Director:  “These signed agreements will drastically reduce the incidence of get-refusal.” Arutz 7 – Published: 14.06.18      In recent weeks, the public has been exposed to what is termed “get-refusal” through the story of… Continue Reading “For our children’s sake”

The Miracle of Mazal Dadon

  “The Miracle of Mazal Dadon by Pnina Omer Jerusalem Post Op-Ed –  10/6/2018 Mazal Dadon received her freedom recently from her recalcitrant husband, Yaron Atias, who for many years had refused to grant her a“get,” or Jewish writ of divorce. The entire country celebrated this happy event that touched all of our hearts. How sad that… Continue Reading The Miracle of Mazal Dadon

The Reward of the Recalcitrant

The Reward of the Recalcitrant by Pnina Omer 28/5/2018 Over the last two weeks, the Israeli media has discovered a new celebrity: a man who is eloquent, articulate and also quite knowledgeable in halakha (Jewish Law). This new star is also violent, manipulative and doesn’t speak the truth; this, however, only serves to turn the media horror show… Continue Reading The Reward of the Recalcitrant

Three Minutes in the Prison of their Lives

Three Minutes in the Prison of their Lives By Michal Levy Arutz 7 – 17/5/2018 Passersby entered the cage on the Ben Yehuda pedestrian mall to experience three minutes in captivity, just a tiny taste of what agunot and women imprisoned in marriage experience daily at the hands of their recalcitrant husbands. Passersby who walked along… Continue Reading Three Minutes in the Prison of their Lives

One Week + One Advocate = Freedom for Two Women

Please join us in wishing a hearty Mazal Tov to Chava and Devorah, both of whom won their freedom this week thanks to Advocate Limor Hajaj in the Beersheva office of Yad La’isha: The Monica Dennis Goldberg Legal Aid Center and Hotline. Chava began the divorce process in 2007 and only came to Yad La’isha… Continue Reading One Week + One Advocate = Freedom for Two Women

“Bnot Chorin” – Free Women

Free Women By Liat Choukroun Shabbaton Magazine – 30/4/2018 During the holiday of Passover, a time in which we celebrate our national freedom, it is important that we remember that many women’s freedom – a right so basic and so obvious – has been taken from them by the hands of their own husbands, who… Continue Reading “Bnot Chorin” – Free Women

Festival of True Freedom

There are really no words to describe the palpable excitement in the air yesterday at the Tel Aviv rabbinical court, as an incredible, unusual ruling was handed down just in time for Pesach, the Festival of Freedom, releasing N from a quarter-century of abuse. Horrific Cruelty N was born in an Arabic country without ties… Continue Reading Festival of True Freedom

Eshet Hamidbar – Women Moving Mountains

Over 250 women from all backgrounds and locations. A grueling 22 km hike. 2 magical days in Israel’s Arava desert. 1 goal: to raise awareness and funds for OTS’s Yad La’isha: The Monica Dennis Goldberg Legal Aid Center and Hotline for Agunot. The first annual “Women Moving Mountains” event – in Hebrew, “Eshet Hamidbar” – produced… Continue Reading Eshet Hamidbar – Women Moving Mountains