Anecdotes are not scientific research. But these and 100 others like them define the widely held communal paradigm regarding iggun. Let us extrapolate some views:
The 'agunah problem' is an ongoing Jewish legal (halachic) issue in which women wishing to get a divorce require the consent of their husbands, who may refuse.
The Rabbinical Court must set itself free to set the agunot free.
'Duck meat is never fully wrapped in dough, so it represents freedom'
A women's rights organization expressed concern regarding the use of polygraphs tests by the rabbinical courts in divorce proceedings.
The rabbis of the Bergen-Belsen rabbinical court were the first to collect testimonies from Holocaust survivors right after World War II.
Each aguna story represents a woman (or man) trapped in a lonely world of frustration and bitterness, bordering on cruelty.
“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.
Organization for wives with recalcitrant husbands aims to bring awareness to plight