Acts of freedom

Mavoi Satum director Batya Kahana-Dror says the solutions for women denied a divorce by their husbands can be found in Jewish law, as long as it is applied correctly.

March 17, 2013 11:32
Halacha Misuse

Halacha Misuse. (photo credit: Courtesy)

The dramatic escape last week of a man who was refusing his wife a religious divorce illustrated perhaps better than verbal declarations the plight of women who have become hostages to such husbands.

Shai Cohen – who had been in jail for the last six years and yet continued to deny his wife a get (Jewish writ of divorce) – jumped out of a bathroom window at the Jerusalem Rabbinical Court, where he had been brought for a hearing on the matter, and disappeared.


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