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Helping break the chains of agunot whose husbands refuse divorce – opinion Increased public awareness and new perspectives in Jewish law bring hope to agunot By Pnina Omer | December 31, 2020  Imagine for a moment that you’re a woman, not yet 40 years old and a mother of four. You wake up one morning …

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Do you want to change the world? Begin within the Jewish home. Every Rosh Hashanah, the ongoing failure to find a solution for the agony of “agunot” weighs heavily against the Jewish people. Oped by Pnina Omer (September 21, 2020 / JNS) Jewish tradition cites Rosh Hashanah as the day on which the world was created. …

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If one can’t have a good marriage, at least have a good divorce Get-refusal is nothing less than a disgrace. Although it is not forbidden by Jewish law, we have a moral and religious obligation to prevent it. By Pnina Omer | August 4, 2020  The Jewish festival of love falls on Tu Be’av (the …

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Precedent: Rabbinical Court Publicizes Name and Picture of the Man Responsible for His Son’s Refusal to Issue a Get For some fifteen years a man has refused to divorce his wife who became disabled after suffering a stroke. The rabbinical courts have deemed that Jacob Hoffman, a wealthy American Jew and the father of the …

Read morePrecedent: Court Rules to “Shame” Recalcitrant Husband – and his Father

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Abusive Husband Grants Divorce After Being Fired Husband’s divorce recalcitrance led the Jerusalem Rabbinical Court to order Egged to fire the husband due to his refusal to grant his wife a divorce By Jeremy Sharon | The Jerusalem Post | April 4, 2019 A physically abusive husband who refused to grant his wife a divorce, …

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Jerusalem Rabbinical Court ordered shaming of a recalcitrant husband who fled to Gibraltar In an unusual step, the Jerusalem Rabbinical Court allowed the publication of details of Eli Sompo, who has been refusing to give his wife a divorce and anchoring her in their failed marriage after fleeing and disappearing in Gibraltar. The goal: to …

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Israeli Bus Company Ordered to Fire Employee for Refusing to Divorce Wife The Jerusalem Rabbinical Court gave Egged 30 days to fire the abusive husband, who refuses to grant his wife a Jewish divorce Aaron Rabinowitz | Haaretz | Feb 10, 2019 The Jerusalem rabbinical court last Thursday ordered the Egged bus cooperative to fire …

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24/08/18 [Translated from Hebrew] Recalcitrant grandfather fined for blocking daughter-in-law’s divorce Tel Aviv Rabbinical Court justices rejected the petition of a man who is encouraging his son to refuse his wife a divorce to cancel the penalties that were imposed on him, setting a new standard for punishment. The wife’s advocates: “The Court has proven …

Read moreRecalcitrant Grandfather Fined for Blocking Get

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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Conference on Jewish Marriage Ceremony

“The Jewish marriage ceremony doesn’t reflect the changes in women’s status” Rosh Yeshivat Hesder Machanaim spoke at a special conference about the Jewish marriage ceremony in our times. Rabbnit Godinger Dreyfus noted that she “views changes like these as a blessing,” yet added, “not everything that is permissible is desirable.” Kipa News – Published: 15.07.18 [Translated from …

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“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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