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Demonstrations And Remonstrations On Agunah Day

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Dr. Rachel Levmore has a Ph.D. from Bar-Ilan University, is a rabbinical court advocate, coordinator of the Get-Refusal Prevention Project of the Council of Young Israel Rabbis and the Jewish Agency, and author of “Minee Einayich Medima” on prenuptial agreements for the prevention of get refusal.

About the Author: Rachel Levmore (Ph.D. in Jewish Law from Bar Ilan University) is a rabbinical court advocate, coordinator of the Agunah and Get-Refusal Prevention Project of the Council of Young Israel Rabbis in Israel and the Jewish Agency, and author of "Min'ee Einayich Medim'a" on prenuptial agreements for the prevention of get-refusal.


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One Response to “Demonstrations And Remonstrations On Agunah Day”

  1. Esther says:

    ASKING a narcissistic husband to give a get is like asking Achmedinejad to care about Israel.

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