‘Aguna’ – a midcourse Jewish history correction

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:

Yad La’Isha marks record-breaking number of resolved ‘aguna’ cases

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.

Is the Rabbinical Court’s best good enough?

The Rabbinical Court must set itself free to set the agunot free.

The dishes made in the spirit of freedom for agunot, including Café Michael’s decadent French toast
Beautiful dishes created to support 'agunot' or 'chained women'

'Duck meat is never fully wrapped in dough, so it represents freedom'

Rabbinical courts' use of polygraphs in divorce proceedings ‘unnecessary’

A women's rights organization expressed concern regarding the use of polygraphs tests by the rabbinical courts in divorce proceedings.

Ledger of rabbinic rulings concerning 'agunot' at Bergen-Belsen after the Holocaust
Collection of Bergen-Belsen 'agunot' rabbinic rulings to be auctioned off

The rabbis of the Bergen-Belsen rabbinical court were the first to collect testimonies from Holocaust survivors right after World War II.

America’s pain and the aguna’s chain

Each aguna story represents a woman (or man) trapped in a lonely world of frustration and bitterness, bordering on cruelty.

David Lau
Chief Rabbi prevents 10-year-divorce refuser from burying his mother

“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."

Cage in Haifa highlights the struggle of women trapped in divorce

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.

A GROUP of women partake in Yad La’isha’s annual ‘Women Moving Mountains’ hike in order to raise awa
‘No one should be an aguna for even a day’

Organization for wives with recalcitrant husbands aims to bring awareness to plight

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