Yom Ha’aguna

Yediot Aharonot – Letters from Captivity

Letters from Captivity Each year, hundreds of women join the circle of agunot, women whose husbands refuse to grant them a get and thus continue to violently control their lives. In the background are the children, who find themselves in

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Agunot plead: “Don’t abandon us”

WANTED: A Plea to the Public – “Help us find our husbands who abandoned us” by Kobi Nachshoni | YNet News | 17 April, 2019 The names Yizhar, Ronen, Hermann, Michael, Yitzhak and Erez are at the top of the

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Do we love our daughters less than they do theirs?

Do We Love Our Daughters Less Than They Do Theirs?  This week, we mark International Aguna Day, traditionally held on Ta’anit Esther, the fast on Purim eve. (An aguna is a Jewish woman who is “chained” to her marriage.) BY KENNETH

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From Heights to Depths

  “From the Heights of Women’s Day to the Depths of Aguna Day” by Pnina Omer Jerusalem Post Op-Ed –  9/3/2017 This week was marked by the powerful convergence of two important days: International Women’s Day, which is observed each year on

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Support and Solidarity: International Agunah Day 

The staff of Yad L’isha: The Monica Dennis Goldberg Legal Aid Center and Hotline marked Agunah Day 2017 with several initiatives designed to raise public awareness to the plight of agunot and mesuravot get — women who are “chained” to marriages

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Yom Ha’aguna – 2016

Yom Haaguna was marked in the Knesset this year with a special hearing in the Committee for the Advancement of Women and Gender Equality, initiated by MK Dr. Aliza Lavie (Yesh Atid). Testimony was heard from advocates and clients of

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The Ties that Bind – Yom Ha’aguna 2015

On the eve of Ta’anit Esther (The Fast of Esther), OTS’s Yad L’isha: The Monica Dennis Goldberg Legal Aid Center and Hotline partnered with the Tel Aviv Cinematheque for a riveting symposium and film event marking International Aguna Day 2015. The commemoration

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“Film as a Mirror of Reality”

“Film as a Mirror of Reality” by Osnat Sharon 2/3/2015 Sometimes film is a mirror of reality. Sometimes the reality reflected is very difficult – certainly when it concerns painful subjects such as the problem of agunot and mesuravot get. That was apparently

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Yom Ha’aguna – 2015

Yad L’isha: The Monica Dennis Goldberg Legal Aid Center and Hotline is delighted to invite the general public to an event at the Tel Aviv Cinemateque to mark AGUNA DAY – 2015  A special screening of the movie “Gett: The Trial

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