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, …

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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 …

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Don’t sacrifice agunot on altar of reform

Tamar Oderberg

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.  …

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“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   (Translated from Hebrew) In recent weeks, the public has been exposed to what is termed “get-refusal” through the story …

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The Miracle of Mazal Dadon

  “The Miracle of Mazal Dadon” by Pnina Omer –  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 an entire country …

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The Reward of the Recalcitrant

Pnina Omer

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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“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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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“Women Moving Mountains” – Desert Journey to Free Agunot

There are thousands of women whose lives have come to a standstill, who are trapped in marriages by husbands who are unwilling or unable to grant them a get (a religious writ of divorce). These women, called agunot, can only dream of the day they will be set free. Yad La’isha: The Monica Dennis Goldberg Legal Aid Center & Hotline invites …

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