aguna

Read More
Less

Chained woman finally freed from marriage after near 14-year struggle

Her ex-husband had managed to hide from law enforcement for seven years until a private investigations firm arrested him in a targeted manhunt.

THE RABBINICAL COURT's division for Agunot in Jerusalem in 2017

Two rabbis oppose the prenup that prevents women from becoming agunot

the two rabbis attacking prenuptial agreements this week are part of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel.

Fighting ‘get’ refusal is a vital task we must all confront

In fact, the institution of a get was biblically initiated as part of a series of laws to preclude spousal abuse – the first laws of this nature in human history.

By KENNETH BRANDER
26/04/2021
THE RABBINICAL Court’s Division for Agunot in Jerusalem.

Insta-shaming is not enough, we need a solution for Agunot - opinion

Instagram is not novel, the medium is new, but the message is the same.

By YAEL MACHTINGER
29/03/2021

Mavoi Satum - Helping women in chains to eradicate divorce denial

The organization, founded in 1995, is at the forefront of the struggle in Israel to help free 'agunot,' or chained women.

Jerusalem judges travel to hospital to arrange divorce for blind couple

The complexity of the situation was due to the hatband having had a severe stroke six years earlier.

The arbitrary, dangerous practices of Israel's rabbinical courts - opinion

Women need a safe and clear exit strategy from a broken marriage; whether abusive or not.

By JUDITH GARSON DJEMAL
24/02/2021

Shira Isakov and the need for ‘aguna’ reform - opinion

The plight of the aguna cannot be ignored and we are failing our women – all of society, indeed we are failing God – if we simply throw up our hands and let this situation be allowed to continue.

By KENNETH BRANDER
16/02/2021
File photo: Divorce.

Helping break the chains of agunot whose husbands refuse divorce - opinion

Increased public awareness and new perspectives in Jewish law bring hope to agunot

31/12/2020
File photo: Divorce.

Woman granted Jewish divorce after husband sanctioned by European courts

The get was given just days after sanctions were imposed, ending a three-year battle.

17/12/2020
Subscribe for our daily newsletter
Subscribe for our daily newsletter

By subscribing I accept the terms of use and privacy policy