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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.
“Being realistic will save people from going to the courts and filing for divorce to resolve marital disputes."
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Get-refusal can affect a man or a woman.
By RACHEL LEVMORE
There are Orthodox groups that provide more lenient conversions, based on the fact that these people tend to have Jewish ancestry, or that converting children is easier than adults.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
Only on rare occasions, and only after many unfulfilling years of cajoling a non-compliant husband, will the state call on its police power to help convince him to divorce his wife.
By SUSAN WEISS
Can you feel free in your marriage?
By MARK BANSCHICK
So, no more Aguna Day. Instead, let there be a mass divorce, initiated and enacted by agunot themselves and witnessed by all Jewish women – agunot divorcing their husbands and this system.
By SHULAMIT S. MAGNUS
As a community we must castigate, condemn and pursue anyone who uses the contemptible tool of refusing to grant a divorce.
By PNINA OMER
The Chief Rabbbinate remains a corrupt institution, but one making small steps of progress.
In a society as complex as Israel’s where there is such a strong intersection between religion and society, marriage is an institution that is even more sacred than in other areas of Western society.
By SUSAN BARTH
May one publicly shame a recalcitrant husband into granting a divorce?
By SHLOMO BRODY
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