Agunot

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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How the Problem of Get-Refusal is Underrated by Officials – opinion People who deny the phenomenon of get–refusal, much like those who deny COVID, know how to juggle the figures in order to reach the desired conclusions, as false and unrealistic as these may be.  We saw a live demonstration of this in the Knesset’s …

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Getting married?  Mazal tov! The time has come to give an additional form of expression to your love for one another, and lay down the foundations for a relationship based on equity and mutual respect, even in times of crisis. In light of the growing number of recalcitrant spouses who use the get (Jewish divorce …

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The controversy over prenuptial agreements: Mending the world or pushing for divorce? Is it “an incentive to break up families,” as the opponents claim, or a crucial document that prevents get refusal and extortion during the divorce process? While the heated debate over prenuptial agreements is based on halakhic arguments, they mask political and public …

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Last Second Delivery Spares Get from Hurricane Floods and Frees Trapped Woman M.’s husband fled years ago to the U.S. and refused to grant her a divorce • Last week he finally complied with the demands • In an unusual operation by the Yad La’isha organization, the divorce was transferred to Israel; hours later the …

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Notorious divorce refuser arrested after 7 years on the run Despite being apprehended, Ronen Vital continues to deny his wife a divorce. The two have four children together. Chanan Greenwood and ILH Staff | September 1, 2021 | Exclusive to Yisrael Hayom One of Israel’s most wanted divorce refusers was arrested by the police last …

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Saving the Souls on the Edge Rabbi Kenneth Brander 27/07/2021 It is easier for the human psyche to think in terms of extremes, of extraordinary and improbable situations. We can identify them more easily, and classify them within dichotomies of black-or-white; allowed or forbidden; important or trivial. We hope (and presume) that we will find …

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Do Prenuptial Agreements Encourage Divorce? On the Contrary Divorce in Israel requires the agreement of both parties, setting a convenient stage for extreme extortion. Inevitably, many in this situation prefer to pay or meet the other party’s demands in order to free themselves from the marriage ties imprisoning them in an untenable situation By Moriah …

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Ohr Torah Stone Launches Major Campaign in the Battle Against Get-Abuse For years, Edna’s husband traveled between Israel and England for work. Two years ago, he left on a trip to England – and never returned. Edna is struggling to provide for their five children’s emotional and physical needs on her own, while her husband …

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Rabbi Kenneth Brander: Helping Agunot and spreading the light of Purim Rabbi Kenneth Brander, President and Rosh HaYeshiva of Ohr Torah Stone, comes to the Arutz Sheva studio to discuss two important initiatives Yoni Kempinski , Feb 25 , 2021 On the occasion of Yom HaAguna, International Aguna Day, Arutz Sheva speaks with Rabbi Kenneth Brander. Rabbi Brander …

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