Women Moving Mountains

Israeli “Kan 11” News report on Yad La’isha’s “Women Moving Mountains”

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On International Women’s Day 2019, OTS’s Yad La’isha: The Monica Dennis Goldberg Legal Aid Center ran its annual “Women Moving Mountains” desert hike (Eshet Hamidbar in Hebrew), which brought together more than 300 women to show their support for and to advocate on behalf of agunot. One of the participants was veteran Israeli journalist Noa …

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“No one should be an aguna for even one day”

Orli Vital finishes the journey

“No one should be an aguna for even one day” Organization for wives with recalcitrant husbands aims to bring awareness to plight By Maayan Jaffe-Hoffman | March 20, 2019    Leah is a kindergarten teacher from the Golan. She was beaten for nearly all of her 21-year marriage. But when she filed for divorce, her …

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“But you don’t look like an aguna”

Dina Golan

“But You Don’t Look Like an Agunah” Oped by Dina Raz Golan Ynet | February 13, 2019 My name is Dina and I have been an aguna for 17 years. For 17 years my husband has kept me undivorced, in the chains of marriage; for 17 years he hasn’t seen his daughters or paid child …

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Eshet Hamidbar – Women Moving Mountains

Over 250 women from all backgrounds and locations. A grueling 22 km hike. 2 magical days in Israel’s Arava desert. 1 goal: to raise awareness and funds for OTS’s Yad La’isha: The Monica Dennis Goldberg Legal Aid Center and Hotline for Agunot. The first annual “Women Moving Mountains” event – in Hebrew, “Eshet Hamidbar” – produced …

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“Women Moving Mountains” – Desert Journey to Free Agunot

There are thousands of women whose lives have come to a standstill, who are trapped in marriages by husbands who are unwilling or unable to grant them a get (a religious writ of divorce). These women, called agunot, can only dream of the day they will be set free. Yad La’isha: The Monica Dennis Goldberg Legal Aid Center & Hotline invites …

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