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Agunas are ‘strangled’ in abusive marriages – so they protested “The pain in my heart is deep as I remain in a state of perpetual waiting,” said Rivka, 41, one of the women featured on the posters in the protest. By JERUSALEM POST STAFF  | March 1, 2021  On Thursday, neighborhoods in southern Tel Aviv were …

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The stars shine among the darkness: One aguna’s struggle for freedom Gilat Matuf 24/02/2021 When I was a child, I remember being afraid to even raise my hand in class because I was afraid that the answer might not be right. And now… now, I find myself standing in front of an audience and telling …

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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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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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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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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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