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Do you want to change the world? Begin within the Jewish home.

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

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

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 …

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Get-Refusal is Violence

“It’s like being in prison, in handcuffs. You’re prohibited from doing anything… No one can come near you. You belong to someone.” This, according to Shlomit, is what it feels like to be trapped in a marriage by a man refusing to grant you a divorce. The mother of four and a client of Yad …

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Unprecedented Ruling Jails Father of Get-Refuser

In a groundbreaking ruling, the Tel Aviv Rabbinical Court ruled on Monday to jail the father of a get-refuser for 30 days. In a precedent setting step, today (Monday, March 14) the Tel Aviv Regional Court ruled to incarcerate for 30 days the father of a get-refusing husband, on the grounds that the father was responsible …

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Three Days to 2.5 Years

Three days turned into a two-and-a-half year struggle. A mere three days..  that’s how long it took for Yael (changed name) to understand that she had made a mistake, that she had married a fraud, that their entire courtship had been based upon a lie. Yael left the marital home during the course of the …

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