Eshet Hamidbar

Wandering in the desert, activists demand ‘chained’ women be let go

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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Hundreds join desert hike to support ‘chained women’ seeking divorces

Eshet Hamidbar start line

Hundreds join desert hike to support ‘chained women’ seeking divorces More than 300 women from across Israel hike across southern Israel in 2-day event organized as show of support for women denied divorces. Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/02/20 Ohr Torah Stone’s third annual “Women Moving Mountains” (“Eshet Hamidbar”) hike brought together more than 300 women from across …

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Israeli “Kan 11” News report on Yad La’isha’s “Women Moving Mountains”

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On International Women’s Day 2019, OTS’s Yad La’isha: The Monica Dennis Goldberg Legal Aid Center ran its annual “Women Moving Mountains” desert hike (Eshet Hamidbar in Hebrew), which brought together more than 300 women to show their support for and to advocate on behalf of agunot. One of the participants was veteran Israeli journalist Noa …

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“No one should be an aguna for even one day”

Orli Vital finishes the journey

“No one should be an aguna for even one day” Organization for wives with recalcitrant husbands aims to bring awareness to plight By Maayan Jaffe-Hoffman | March 20, 2019    Leah is a kindergarten teacher from the Golan. She was beaten for nearly all of her 21-year marriage. But when she filed for divorce, her …

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