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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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Aguna – the Musical After obtaining the liberating Get from her violent husband, Sarit Asayag returned to her family in Kiryat Malachi and wrote a play about her experiences for female-only audiences By Asher Kasher for Yediot Syndication | 9 October, 2020  Sarit Asayag from Kiryat Malachi has found one of the more creative ways of …

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Helping Women Liberator of Agunot: Rabbinical court advocate Tehilla Cohen has so far helped release 60 women from the chains of marriage to recalcitrant husbands who refuse to grant them a get | Cohen, who left the field of educational counseling to enter the halachic sphere, does not hesitate to take action against husbands who …

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Get-Refuser’s Sister’s Wedding Helps Release Chained Woman The wedding of the sister of D., an American citizen who for nearly three years refused to give his wife R. a get, turned into a trap that brought about his arrest in Israel.  Arutz 7 News Desk | 15 July, 2020 For two and a half years …

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After Years of Battle: 74-year-old woman wins writ of divorce “Sarah” spent years fighting for freedom from her abusive husband, who left their home to move in with another woman and then tried to use a divorce as a way of extorting millions. Chanan Greenwood | July 5, 2020 | Exclusive to Yisrael Hayom After …

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Aguna receives get, able to divorce husband after 14-year battle “No woman deserves to live in constant torture for 14 years waiting to be released.” By AARON REICH |  JUNE 8, 2020 A legal battle that spanned 14 years and two countries came to an end at last when an Aguna finally succeeded in getting a get to …

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An Aguna’s Journey In advance of International Women’s Day (March 8th) and International Aguna Day (March 9th – the Fast of Esther),  guided tours of the exhibition “An Aguna’s Journey” will be open to the public at Ohr Torah Stone’s Yad La’isha offices, displaying works of art highlighting the plight of chained women. In honor …

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  From ‘Desert Woman’ to Free Woman Hot off the press!  The lovely woman in this photo, Ilanit (on left), just received her divorce after years of suffering. For seven years Ilanit was denied a divorce by her abusive husband – a violent man who threatened her life and was even arrested for violating a …

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The Bet Din Ruled: Shaming for Get-Refuser Living Abroad This is Yigal Sagi – a get-refuser who is preventing his wife from receiving a divorce and jailing her in their failed marriage. A decade ago he left for the United States, he is not cooperating with the Israeli rabbinical court. Now the dayanim [rabbinical judges] …

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Under alias: recalcitrant husband arrested as he tries to reach son’s wedding  Information that came to the attention of the advocates at Yad La’isha led to the dramatic arrest of a longtime get-refuser | His refusal to grant his wife her divorce led to his being barred from his son’s wedding | All the details …

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