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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.
We will continue doing whatever is necessary to release chained women because, unlike their male counterparts, very little can be done to release them within in the framework of Jewish law.
By PNINA OMER
Aguna Day is a public appeal to the entire Jewish people to remember the agunot, to acknowledge the phenomenon, to root out get-refusers and to unequivocally condemn them and their behavior.
While neither are Jewish, Pitt and Jolie have made their way into numerous Jewish stories over the past 12 years.
News from around Jerusalem.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
Muslim women say they have been left destitute by husbands divorcing them through "triple talaq," including by Skype and WhatsApp.
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