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Gates Foundation Goalkeepers event in New York

Bill & Melinda Gates to divorce, shaking philanthropic world

"After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage," the two said in a statement posted on Twitter.

04/05/2021

Rabbinical court approves public shaming to force get refuser's hand

After Aryeh Leib Kishon refused to give his wife a get, despite both religious and secular sanctions and pressure, the court resorted to public shaming.

15/04/2021

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.

By KYLIE EISMAN-LIFSCHITZ
11/03/2021

Defending women, legally

The Ruth and Emanuel Rackman Center for the Advancement of the Status of Women at Bar-Ilan University celebrates 20 years

By PATRICIA GOLAN
10/03/2021
get refusal

UK bill change would make it easier to punish Jewish divorce refusers

If convicted of coercive behavior, recalcitrant spouses may face up to five years in jail.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
09/03/2021
A poster illustrating the chained marriage of Rivka, 41, who has been refused divorce by her husband

Agunas are 'strangled' in abusive marriages - so they protested

"The pain in my heart is deep as I remain in a state of perpetual waiting," said Rivka, 41, one of the women featured on the posters in the protest.

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
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