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16 year agunah freed from marriage after rabbinical court rulings After suffering a debilitating stroke, a woman’s husband abandoned her and refused to give her a divorce, until legal pressure from the rabbinical courts and the High Court of Justice. By JEREMY SHARON  | June 9, 2021  A woman who suffered a debilitating stroke which …

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Rabbi Kenneth Brander

Fighting ‘get’ refusal is a vital task we must all confront In fact, the institution of a get was biblically initiated as part of a series of laws to preclude spousal abuse – the first laws of this nature in human history. by Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander   | April 26, 2021  While the aguna issue is one that …

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Rabbinate is overstepping its boundaries on conversion, divorces – opinion I believe the Israeli Rabbinate is overstepping their boundaries especially in two areas dependent upon a personal relationship: between a rabbi and convert, and a congregant seeking a divorce. by Rabbi Shlomo Riskin   | April 22, 2021  It was with profound sadness as well as angry …

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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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Shira Isakov and the need for ‘aguna’ reform – opinion The plight of the aguna cannot be ignored and we are failing our women – all of society, indeed we are failing God – if we simply throw up our hands and let this situation be allowed to continue. Oped by Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander   | …

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‘Instant love’: Two victims of Jewish divorce refusal marry The couple, individually, needed to go overcome legal battles to regain their freedom from inside their trapped marriages. Jerusalem Post Staff, Feb 07, 2021 Leah and Uriel are both divorcees who “describe themselves as victims of “complicated relationships,” that complication being refused a get, or a …

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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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With get in hand, woman freed to undergo fertility treatment After struggling for years to secure a divorce from her husband, cancer survivor finally free to undergo fertility treatment. Arutz 7 Staff | 20/10/20 For the past ten years, D has been fighting. First, she overcame cancer alongside an ongoing battle with infertility, all while …

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After a night in prison, husband grants get to estranged wife Police issued arrest warrant for husband who was picked up at a lockdown checkpoint. Arutz Sheva Staff | 07/10/20 One night in jail after his arrest at lockdown checkpoint and years-long divorce battle comes to an end. Thanks in large part to a police …

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