Agunot

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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Aguna – the Musical After obtaining the liberating Get from her violent husband, Sarit Asayag returned to her family in Kiryat Malachi and wrote a play about her experiences for female-only audiences By Asher Kasher for Yediot Syndication | 9 October, 2020  Sarit Asayag from Kiryat Malachi has found one of the more creative ways of …

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After a night in prison, husband grants get to estranged wife Police issued arrest warrant for husband who was picked up at a lockdown checkpoint. Arutz Sheva Staff | 07/10/20 One night in jail after his arrest at lockdown checkpoint and years-long divorce battle comes to an end. Thanks in large part to a police …

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Helping Women Liberator of Agunot: Rabbinical court advocate Tehilla Cohen has so far helped release 60 women from the chains of marriage to recalcitrant husbands who refuse to grant them a get | Cohen, who left the field of educational counseling to enter the halachic sphere, does not hesitate to take action against husbands who …

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Do you want to change the world? Begin within the Jewish home. Every Rosh Hashanah, the ongoing failure to find a solution for the agony of “agunot” weighs heavily against the Jewish people. Oped by Pnina Omer (September 21, 2020 / JNS) Jewish tradition cites Rosh Hashanah as the day on which the world was created. …

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If one can’t have a good marriage, at least have a good divorce Get-refusal is nothing less than a disgrace. Although it is not forbidden by Jewish law, we have a moral and religious obligation to prevent it. By Pnina Omer | August 4, 2020  The Jewish festival of love falls on Tu Be’av (the …

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After Years of Battle: 74-year-old woman wins writ of divorce “Sarah” spent years fighting for freedom from her abusive husband, who left their home to move in with another woman and then tried to use a divorce as a way of extorting millions. Chanan Greenwood | July 5, 2020 | Exclusive to Yisrael Hayom After …

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Protecting Those Most Vulnerable in a Time of Crisis While advocates from Yad La’isha: The Monica Dennis Goldberg Legal Aid Center continue to represent women being denied a divorce, during the coronavirus crisis, the center’s social workers are working harder than ever to provide agunot with an emotional lifeline and access to critical resources during …

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An Aguna’s Journey In advance of International Women’s Day (March 8th) and International Aguna Day (March 9th – the Fast of Esther),  guided tours of the exhibition “An Aguna’s Journey” will be open to the public at Ohr Torah Stone’s Yad La’isha offices, displaying works of art highlighting the plight of chained women. In honor …

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Brought his Mistress into the Home but Refused to Divorce his Wife; Claimed “Divine Will” A.– who led a cult-like community – was arrested and forced to agree to a divorce following a decade of spousal abuse, including intimate relations with female students and bringing his mistress into the home he shared with his wife …

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Wandering in the desert, activists demand ‘chained’ women be let go A solidarity march with agunot — women denied a divorce — brings together 300 women to raise awareness of their plight. Here are their stories Marissa Newman | Times of Israel | 25/02/20 Photos: Irit Amit On an arid Arava Valley trail, 300 women …

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Sarah Meizlish with her advocate

Yad La’isha marks record-breaking number of ‘chained women’ cases resolved The ‘agunah problem’ is an ongoing Jewish legal (halachic) issue in which women wishing to get a divorce require the consent of their husbands, who may refuse. Jerusalem Post Staff, 25/02/20   In honor of Israel’s Yom Hamishpacha (Family Day), the Yad La’isha organization, which …

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