The final government version opted to uphold the right solely for women, rather than including men.
Zvia Gordetsky is hunger striking outside the Israeli Parliament to protest a state law that prohibits divorce without consent from both parties.
A New York court recently deemed the state’s Get Law, which was enacted to lend the power of the state to women unable to secure a Jewish divorce from their husbands, in large part, unconstitutional. If upheld on appeal, this decision could alter the landscape of Jewish divorce in the United States.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Jewish man in Israel who refuses to grant his wife a religious divorce after being ordered to do so by a rabbinical court could face criminal charges and be jailed. A new policy directive issued Monday by Israel’s State Prosecutor Shai Nitzan said that if a husband is convicted of violating…
In this case, the sins of the son are the sins of the father.
A high rabbinical court in Israel sentenced to five years in prison a man who for years has refused to give his wife a divorce.
Any suggestion to help resolve the plight of agunot, or “chained women,” whose husbands won’t grant them a religious divorce, must be taken seriously. So we read Shayna Zamkanei’s article with great interest.
Last year, the issue of agunoth or “chained women” — women who are unable to remarry — hit popular culture in the form of a movie, “Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem.” The Israeli film, nominated for a Golden Globe and selected as the country’s contender for the Oscar’s Best Foreign Language film category, follows the drawn-out legal battle of an Israeli woman trying to secure a get, or bill of divorce, from her recalcitrant husband. According to Jewish and Israeli law, only the husband can divorce the wife.
“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.”
The recent order by the Rabbinical High Court of Appeals to impose social sanctions on Oded Guez, a recalcitrant husband who is refusing to grant his wife a ‘get,’ has prompted a debate in Israel over the use of Facebook and social media in issues of religious divorce.