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Rabbinate Report: Jerusalem Leads Israel in Divorces

26 Sivan 5777 – June 20, 2017
Jerusalem led in 2016 in number of divorces: 725 couples. Meanwhile, Modi'in Illit saw a 45% rise in divorces. In all, in 2016, 10,841 couples were divorced in Israel, compared with 10,653 in 2015.

Leniencies In The Matter Of Agunot

11 Av 5774 – August 7, 2014
Rambam: Regarding a husband who refuses to give a Get: "He is beaten until he says, ‘I agree.’ ”

Justice For The Agunah

15 Sivan 5774 – June 12, 2014
One who may leave his wife an agunah is not included in the general rule that we may not imprison on Shabbos.

Rivka Haut, Women of the Wall Co-Founder and Agunot Advocate, Dies

3 Nisan 5774 – April 3, 2014
Rivka Haut, a foremost advocate for agunot, Orthodox women who have been refused a religious divorce and also a founder of the Women of...

Another NY Man Pleads Guilty of Violence against Divorce-Refusers

25 Adar II 5774 – March 26, 2014
Another New York City man has pleaded guilty to being part of a group of men who used violent means in exchange for pay...

A Memorable Weekend for Divorced Orthodox Jews

27 Adar I 5774 – February 27, 2014
My involvement with Frum Divorce corresponds to a lot of the work I do at The Jewish Press helping agunot and others going through divorce.

Report of Tamar Epstein Get Denied

19 Tevet 5774 – December 22, 2013
A source close to Aharon Friedman, the estranged husband of Tamar Epstein, is denying a report that he has granted his wife a religious...

New Hope for ‘Agunot’ Women Trapped by Separated Husbands

8 Tevet 5774 – December 10, 2013
A new initiative will use Jewish law to help “Agunot” women, separated from husbands who refuse to grant them a divorce that would let them re-marry.

The Ketubah as a Prenup

1 Adar 5773 – February 10, 2013
If the Ketubah would be taken seriously, as an enforceable legal document then there would be fewer agunot, "chained" women awaiting Jewish divorce from their husbands.

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