Pnina Omer

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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Pnina Omer

The Importance of Melody in the Journey of Teshuva during the High Holidays Pnina Omer is the director of OTS’s Yad La’isha: The Monica Dennis Goldberg Legal Aid Center & Hotline The journey of teshuva – repenting and finding forgiveness – during the High Holy Days stands upon three pillars: time, words, and melodies.   The …

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Pnina Omer

The Reward of the Recalcitrant by Pnina Omer 28/5/2018 Over the last two weeks, the Israeli media has discovered a new celebrity: a man who is eloquent, articulate and also quite knowledgeable in halakha (Jewish Law). This new star is also violent, manipulative and doesn’t speak the truth; this, however, only serves to turn the media horror show …

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