"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.
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.
The organization, founded in 1995, is at the forefront of the struggle in Israel to help free 'agunot,' or chained women.
The Ruth and Emanuel Rackman Center for the Advancement of the Status of Women at Bar-Ilan University celebrates 20 years
If convicted of coercive behavior, recalcitrant spouses may face up to five years in jail.
"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.
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.