Agunot

  FEATURED POST   If only they had signed a halachic prenup at their wedding Does a document that protects you from get-refusal mean you’ll end up divorced? Does wearing a seat belt means you’ll have a car accident? Rabbi Kenneth Brander 30/06/2022 About 20 years ago, as the Rabbi of the Boca Raton community in …

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Halakhic Prenup Campaign to Prevent Get-Abuse For the second year in a row, Ohr Torah Stone has launched a campaign in print and digital media during Israel’s most popular wedding season to raise awareness of the importance of signing a halakhic prenuptial agreement With the sun shining down on the cities of Judea and the …

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Forbidden: Riki Raani’s amazing struggle to get a divorce – and be set free Riki Raani struggled for almost 20 years to get a divorce from her husband, a member of one of London’s most extreme Hasidic sects • Last August, she convinced the Tel Aviv Rabbinical Court to annul her kiddushin, or wedding vows, …

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Pnina Omer, director of Ohr Torah Stone’s Yad La’isha: The Monica Dennis Goldberg Legal Aid Center, spoke to delegates of the International Council of Jewish Women (ICJW)’s “Looking to the Future” convention taking place in Jerusalem this week. The participants, hailing from National Council of Jewish Women chapters all over the world, were inspired to …

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Ohr Torah Stone’s Yad La’isha: The Monica Dennis Goldberg Legal Aid Center held a short story competition last month for past and present agunot. The aim of the competition is to allow readers to get a glimpse into the harsh reality with which these women must grapple – every hour of every day. Below is …

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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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Convicted of rape, recalcitrant husband finally grants wife divorce After being convicted of rape and sentenced to 15 years in prison, recalcitrant husband had refused to grant wife a divorce. Israel National News | 24/12/21 Earlier this year, M was captured and placed under arrest for sexual assault of his daughters and two other girls. …

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In the USA, even conservatives support it A response from Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander, President and Rosh HaYeshiva of Ohr Torah Stone, in response to Yehuda Yifrah’s article of 10 October (read the translation) examining halakhic prenuptial agreements.   For the past several decades, I have been involved in the issue of halakhic prenuptial agreements in …

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