agunot

Agunah Day – We must share their stories

"By surrounding the agunot with other women, we can provide them with a feeling of strength and hope."

By MICHAL OR
15/03/2022

Remembering Rabbi Simcha Krauss, champion of women's rights in Orthodoxy

Upon his passing last month, congregants remember the humble Torah giant at the helm of the Young Israel of Hillcrest for 25 years.

By ERICA SCHACHNE
03/02/2022

It is time for Matan Kahana to address the issue of agunot - opinion

Historians will look back on this period of our history and be perplexed. How did the State of Israel, founded on the dream of freedom, end up being the engine of women’s imprisonment?

New British legislation considers Get refusal as domestic abuse

A new act in the UK targeting Jewish husbands who refuse to provide religious divorces to their wives is expected to lower the number of Jewish women held in a state of religious marriage limbo.

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

#MeToo justice for Weinstein victims, what about Jewish divorces?

Queen Esther saved the Jewish people. The question remains, who will save Jewish women from the abuse of get refusal?

By YAEL MACHTINGER
03/07/2020
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
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