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Rabbinical Court orders ‘shaming’ of get-refuser

Eli Sompo

Jerusalem Rabbinical Court ordered shaming of a recalcitrant husband who fled to Gibraltar In an unusual step, the Jerusalem Rabbinical Court allowed the publication of details of Eli Sompo, who has been refusing to give his wife a divorce and anchoring her in their failed marriage after fleeing and disappearing in Gibraltar. The goal: to …

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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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Bus Company Ordered to Fire Employee for Refusing to Divorce Wife

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Israeli Bus Company Ordered to Fire Employee for Refusing to Divorce Wife The Jerusalem Rabbinical Court gave Egged 30 days to fire the abusive husband, who refuses to grant his wife a Jewish divorce Aaron Rabinowitz | Haaretz | Feb 10, 2019 The Jerusalem rabbinical court last Thursday ordered the Egged bus cooperative to fire …

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Ofer Schechter and Orna Banai: Give her a “get”

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Ofer Schechter and Orna Banai: Give her a “get“ Under the banner “A chained woman is a jailed woman”, some celebrities have begun to participate in a social media campaign whereby they write on their hands “Give her a get” and take a selfie.   The goal is to raise awareness to the suffering of women …

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Get-Refusal is Also Violence

Get-refusal is also violence On this day devoted to fighting violence against women, give a thought to ‘P’, whose husband has refused her a divorce for 19 years P. is 59 years old and has been chained to her husband for 19 years. For 19 years she has been waiting for her freedom, praying to …

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Freedom is not with the Rabbinical Court

Pnina Omer

  Freedom is not with the Rabbinical Court By Pnina Omer –  Jerusalem Post Oped, 10/6/2018 In a recent column, USA based attorney Alan Dershowitz protested the detainment of a US citizen in Israel, a citizen whose sole crime, according to Dershowitz, is the fact that he happens to have a son who refuses to give a religious …

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A Woman’s Voice in Court

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A Woman’s Voice in Court By Shoshana Carmon, “Nashim” Magazine – October 2018 In recent years rabbinical courts have changed their attitude towards women; slowly, perhaps – but surely.  One of the women responsible for this change is attorney at law and rabbinical court advocate Moriah Dayan, who fervently advocates for women imprisoned in hopeless …

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Conference on Jewish Marriage Ceremony

Conference on Jewish Marriage Ceremony

“The Jewish marriage ceremony doesn’t reflect the changes in women’s status” Rosh Yeshivat Hesder Machanaim spoke at a special conference about the Jewish marriage ceremony in our times. Rabbnit Godinger Dreyfus noted that she “views changes like these as a blessing,” yet added, “not everything that is permissible is desirable.” Kipa News – Published: 15.07.18  In …

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Don’t sacrifice agunot on altar of reform

Agunot must not be sacrificed on the altar of reform by Tamar Oderberg 27/6/2018 A new bill was passed recently in the Knesset’s Constitution, Law and Justice Committee amending the law regarding the jurisdiction of the Israeli rabbinical courts.  The amendment will grant the rabbinical courts international authority to adjudicate the divorce proceedings of any Jewish woman.  …

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“For our children’s sake”

“For our children’s sake”

“We felt we had to sign for our children’s sake” Yad La’isha launched a special “prenuptial-signing” event this week.  The organization’s Director:  “These signed agreements will drastically reduce the incidence of get-refusal.” Arutz 7 – Published 14.06.18   (Translated from Hebrew) In recent weeks, the public has been exposed to what is termed “get-refusal” through the story …

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Women Assume the Mantle of Leadership

  WOMEN ASSUME THE MANTLE OF LEADERSHIP Women are increasingly being heard and taking on fresh roles in observant Judaism, particularly in Israel – naturally bringing Orthodoxy toward a renaissance. BY SHOSHANNA KEATS-JASKOLL –  JUNE 7, 2018 | Jerusalem Post Magazine Women’s voices have been generally missing from the great Jewish discussion that takes part within our …

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