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US Immigrant Finally Freed from Get-Refuser Hana Levi Julian | January 29, 2023 After 16 years of an abusive marriage, and two instances of her husband fleeing, a newly religious American immigrant to Israel has finally been granted a get – securing her freedom and ability to move on with her life. The relationship began …

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Zoom Slip Reveals Get-Refuser’s Location, Aguna Wife Goes Free David Israel | November 10, 2022 For several years now, most notably since the start of Corona pandemic, Zoom meetings have become an inseparable part of our professional and personal lives. The trend has also led to Zoom slipups, where participants forget their microphones or cameras …

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Chaya Lonna Kin with attorney Daniel Schwartz and the advocates from Yad La'isha Morah Dayan , Limor Hajaj and Yifah Blonder, at the Supreme Court in July 2022

In precedent, rabbinic court says divorce refuser’s family can’t be buried in Israel Group backing woman who’s been ‘chained’ for nearly 20 years hails move as a gesture showing Israel stands with her, but others see it as failing to address root issue Judah Ari Gross | September 6, 2022 The Chief Rabbinate ruled last …

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Escaping from a marriage that almost cost her her life, woman secures get after ten-year struggle News Desk | July 29, 2021 Marking the conclusion to a difficult, violent case, Ohr Torah Stone’s Yad La’isha Legal Aid Center for Agunot was able to attain a get (writ of Jewish divorce) for S – a US …

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An ancient Israeli law leaves thousands of women ‘chained’ to their wayward husbands By Middle East correspondent Allyson Horn, Fouad AbuGosh and Haidarr Jones in Jerusalem Orly Vital spent more than a decade of her adult life trapped in a marriage she wanted to leave.  Spousal laws in Israel meant the 44-year-old ultra-Orthodox Jew couldn’t divorce …

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US woman married in Iran finally secures Jewish divorce Decades after marriage first dissolves, woman finally granted the chance to start a new life. Israel National News |  June 29, 2022 Ten years since filing for a divorce and after seven years of her recalcitrant husband on the run, an American woman was finally granted …

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Forbidden: Riki Raani’s amazing struggle to get a divorce – and be set free Riki Raani struggled for almost 20 years to get a divorce from her husband, a member of one of London’s most extreme Hasidic sects • Last August, she convinced the Tel Aviv Rabbinical Court to annul her kiddushin, or wedding vows, …

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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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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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Unusual Act of Freedom During Festival of Freedom During the intermediary days of Pesach, the Festival of Freedom, OTS’s Yad La’isha: The Monica Dennis Goldberg Legal Aid Center helped an aguna of 11 years to finally secure a get and win her freedom. A few months ago, a woman approached Yad La’isha explaining that her …

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Woman granted Jewish divorce after husband sanctioned by European courts The get was given just days after sanctions were imposed, ending a three-year battle. By Aaron Reich |  December 17, 2020 In a watershed moment, a secular court in Western Europe successfully placed sanctions on a man refusing to grant his wife a get, (Jewish divorce document), …

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