On Thursday, Ohr Torah Stone held its third annual “Women Moving Mountains,” a hike of 300 women to show support for agunot or 'chained women.'
The walk even included a discussion circle with agunot and Ohr Torah Stone’s Yad La’isha staff of rabbinical court advocates, lawyers and social workers, with the purpose of raising funds for Ohr Torah Stone's Yad La'isha: The Monica Dennis Goldberg Legal Aid Center and Hotline.
The Rabbinical Court must set itself free to set the agunot free.
'Duck meat is never fully wrapped in dough, so it represents freedom'
The rabbis of the Bergen-Belsen rabbinical court were the first to collect testimonies from Holocaust survivors right after World War II.
In his appeal, Alan Moher tried to claim that imposing a financial sanction on him would prevent him from granting the get and therefore leaving him unable to dissolve the marriage.
“This is the most severe case of Agunah for over a ten years in which the husband totally refuses to allow his wife to continue her life."
The cage was decorated with living room furniture meant to invoke a sense of home, and the visitors who stepped inside were asked to imagine the constricted world of an aguna.
Rabbi Daniel Sperber is innovating with annulments to help solve the ‘aguna’ problem.