Yad La'isha

Zoom Slip Reveals Get-Refuser’s Location, Aguna Wife Goes Free David Israel | November 10, 2022 For several years now, most notably since the start of Corona pandemic, Zoom meetings have become an inseparable part of our professional and personal lives. The trend has also led to Zoom slipups, where participants forget their microphones or cameras …

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Hours Before Yom Kippur, M Breaks Free of Her Chains After five years as an aguna, M (name withheld to protect her safety) wondered if she’d ever be free. Yad La’isha: The Monica Dennis Goldberg Legal Aid Center recently helped her finally secure a get and move on with her life. Maariv Online, 6/10/22   …

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Chaya Lonna Kin with attorney Daniel Schwartz and the advocates from Yad La'isha Morah Dayan , Limor Hajaj and Yifah Blonder, at the Supreme Court in July 2022

In precedent, rabbinic court says divorce refuser’s family can’t be buried in Israel Group backing woman who’s been ‘chained’ for nearly 20 years hails move as a gesture showing Israel stands with her, but others see it as failing to address root issue Judah Ari Gross | September 6, 2022 The Chief Rabbinate ruled last …

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Escaping from a marriage that almost cost her her life, woman secures get after ten-year struggle News Desk | July 29, 2021 Marking the conclusion to a difficult, violent case, Ohr Torah Stone’s Yad La’isha Legal Aid Center for Agunot was able to attain a get (writ of Jewish divorce) for S – a US …

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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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US woman married in Iran finally secures Jewish divorce Decades after marriage first dissolves, woman finally granted the chance to start a new life. Israel National News |  June 29, 2022 Ten years since filing for a divorce and after seven years of her recalcitrant husband on the run, an American woman was finally granted …

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Forbidden: Riki Raani’s amazing struggle to get a divorce – and be set free Riki Raani struggled for almost 20 years to get a divorce from her husband, a member of one of London’s most extreme Hasidic sects • Last August, she convinced the Tel Aviv Rabbinical Court to annul her kiddushin, or wedding vows, …

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Pnina Omer, director of Ohr Torah Stone’s Yad La’isha: The Monica Dennis Goldberg Legal Aid Center, spoke to delegates of the International Council of Jewish Women (ICJW)’s “Looking to the Future” convention taking place in Jerusalem this week. The participants, hailing from National Council of Jewish Women chapters all over the world, were inspired to …

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