Agunot

“Aguna freed after 14 years” – Jerusalem Post

“Aguna Freed After 14 Years of Suffering” Covert plot involved fraudulent passports, private detectives, a safe house and widespread bureaucratic cooperation. by Jeremy Sharon Click here to read the English-language article detailing the fascinating story of H, a Yad L’isha client who was finally freed after 14 years of being denied a ‘get’ by her …

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MiShenichnas Adar Marbim B’Simcha

“MiShenichnas Adar Marbim B’Simcha” — Our joy is increased when the Hebrew month of Adar arrives. This Talmudic dictum rings especially true this year for R (pictured, on the right), an aguna of four years who was finally released from her chains last week, just in time for Rosh Chodesh Adar. R, a British citizen, …

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“Escape from Hell” – Yediot Aharanot

“Escape from Hell“  by Smadar Shir Yediot Aharanot, 28 January, 2014             It’s hard to hear their story and comprehend that these things still happen in the 21st Century. Forced to marry at the age of 12, they underwent a battery of abuse and rape. How two Jewish sisters managed to …

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Longtime Jerusalem aguna freed by Yad L’isha advocates

SL and Moriah

Jerusalem’s A., a Yad L’isha client, was a single, successful professional before meeting a charming man, falling in love and marrying him. Very quickly the ‘charming man’ turned into a controlling manipulator who – over the course of ten years –stripped A of all confidence and turned her into a helpless victim. A’s husband forbade …

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Yad L’isha on Amnon Levy’s Program, Israeli Channel 10

Yad L’isha’s director, rabbinical court advocate and lawyer Osnat Sharon, was interviewed for Amnon Levy’s “True Faces” program which investigated the phenomenon of get-refusers being permitted by 100 rabbis to take a second wife. Watch the program (in Hebrew): http://panim.nana10.co.il/Article/?ArticleID=1030484&sid=267 טו”ר ועו”ד אסנת שרון – מנהלת “יד לאישה” – התראיינה לתכנית “פנים אמיתיות” עם אמנון לוי , …

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Yad L’isha Frees 64th Aguna of Year on Last Day of 2013

In the final hours of 2013, Yad L’isha, the Monica Dennis Goldberg Legal Aid Center and Hotline, unchained an aguna of nearly ten years, bringing the number of resolved cases this year to 64. When A.’s husband, M., went to Moldavia for three months in 2004 to try to recover the massive losses he had incurred in his …

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Yad L’isha in the Jerusalem Post Magazine

Chained

Building Bridges by BatSheva Sherman-Shani – The Jerusalem Post Magazine, 25 July 2013 There is a bridge between the laws that govern the rabbinical courts and the challenges stemming from divorce in the modern age. There’s a well-known story about the footbridge next to the legendary city of Chelm, whose many broken planks caused travelers …

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