Walking the desert... to help unchain women

"Chained women" and allies from across Israel gather for a hike for support and sisterhood.

By SHOSHANNA KEATS-JASKOLL
March 29, 2018 10:33
Agunot and former agunot during Yad L’Isha’s  rst annual Eshet Hamidbar (Woman of the Desert) 22-kil

Agunot and former agunot during Yad L’Isha’s first-annual Eshet Hamidbar (Woman of the Desert) 22-kilometer walk. (photo credit: IRIT AMIT)

 
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Can one feel both devastated and inspired at the same time? These two emotions were my constant companions when I walked through the desert, together with agunot and former agunot, during Yad L’Isha’s first annual Eshet Hamidbar (Woman of the Desert) 22-kilometer walk.

I was invited as a journalist, but having had first-hand experience in the rabbinic courts advocating for my aunt, a former aguna, and having written on this issue for several years, it was personal as well.

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