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Advocates of such agreements argue that this extra financial burden is a strong motivating factor for recalcitrant partners to grant a divorce.
Shimen Liebowitz has been held without bail since his arrest a year ago.
The Rabbinical Court of Jerusalem has tried to broker a financial settlement between an estranged husband and wife to secure her a bill of divorce, despite legal proceedings in US civil courts.
The statistics indicate a general trend of a small, but steady increase in divorce rates since 2012.
By JEREMY SHARON
Husband in question has refused to give a divorce for 17 years and has sat in jail for most of that time.
Gordetski is currently on a hunger strike to raise awareness of her plight and that of others, in the hope it will spur action to resolve this problem.
MK Gafni shouted reprimands Gordetski in Knesset, causing her emotional turmoil and to be taken to Knesset clinic.
In 2014, the Safed Rabbinical Court issued an innovative ruling in Jewish law issuing a bill of divorce to a woman whose husband was in a permanent vegetative state, on behalf of the husband.
Women’s rights groups insist rabbis are manipulating data to claim that there are more wives refusing to accept a religious divorce than there are husbands refusing to grant one.
The case involves an American haredi couple with two children who came on a family trip to Israel 14 years ago; During their vacation, the wife suffered a stroke that left her permanently disabled.
Women’s groups decry inequality over ruling due to denial of divorce papers.
Divorce refusal by women is not uncommon although occurs to a lesser extent than divorce refusal by men, according to activist groups.
The struggle of a woman from the Gerrer Hassidic community to divorce her husband and keep her children.
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