The complexity of the situation was due to the hatband having had a severe stroke six years earlier.
Women need a safe and clear exit strategy from a broken marriage; whether abusive or not.
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.
Increased public awareness and new perspectives in Jewish law bring hope to agunot
The get was given just days after sanctions were imposed, ending a three-year battle.
Once their marriage was finalized, she became aware that her new husband had serious financial problems he expected her to help handle.
"The get has become a halachically endorsed tool that can be abused to extort, control and threaten a spouse," said Director of Yad La'isha.
The only rabbinical court in the world that has the legal power to levy sanctions or even incarcerate a man until he gives the get, is Israel’s Rabbinical Court.
"No woman deserves to live in constant torture for 14 years waiting to be released."
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: