The new law does not supply a solution for agunot. Because Israeli rabbinic courts have no solutions for agunot.
“Shame on us for suggesting shaming as the ‘solution’ for Jewish women and the problem of divorce. Shame on us for not finding a real solution that takes the power of divorce out of the unilateral hands of men.”
As the State of Israel expands its theocratic arm in so many different areas of life, it threatens all of us, not just converts.
“Love is love,” President Obama tweeted in response to the recent Supreme Court decision. But in Israel, love is not love because love is held hostage by archaic marriage and divorce laws.
As an Israeli divorce lawyer, Susan Weiss has been fighting to limit the power of Israel’s rabbis. In light of recent rabbinic scandals, she urges those in the diaspora to do the same.
The Israeli rabbinate includes hundreds of women accused of adultery on a blacklist that blocks them from marrying again. That’s a blatant violation of human rights, argues lawyer Susan Weiss.
It’s not enough to promote prenups, embarrass recalcitrant husbands or appoint better rabbis writes attorney Susan Weiss. Jewish marriage and divorce needs a total over-haul.