The final government version opted to uphold the right solely for women, rather than including men.
European Jewish men who deny their wives religious divorces may risk being arrested upon arrival to Israel.
I learned that when it comes to divorce, egalitarianism goes AWOL.
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.
Three quarters of respondents in a survey about divorce in Israel said they supported taking the procedure out of the rabbinate’s hands and subjecting it to the authority of secular family courts.
The 10th and final member of a ring that ‘unchained’ Jewish women from marriages sentenced to eight years.
A New York rabbi who participated in a ring that violently attempted to coerce Jewish men to grant their wives religious divorces has been sentenced to 38 months in prison.
Some communities have resorted to torturing men who refuse to grant their wives a Jewish divorce or a ‘get.’ Michael A. Helfand proposes another way.
More than two-dozen people protested last week in Norwalk, Connecticut against a Jewish husband, who refused to grant his wife a divorce, the Jewish Ledger reports. The demonstration, organized by the non-profit Organization for the Resolution of Agunot (ORA), took place outside the hospital where the husband, Ephraim Ohana, works.
I cannot fathom the idea of working on a problem for 40 years. And yet, there is a whole group of Jewish women — and a handful of men — who have been doing just that. These are the agunah activists, some of whom have been fighting to find solutions for agunot — women trapped in unwanted marriages to recalcitrant husbands due to women’s lack of exit power from Jewish marriage – since the advent of the feminist movement in the 1970s.