Sanctions for get refusers to be increased

The Knesset approved a law implementing additional sanctions against men who refuse to grant wives a get (halakhic divorce).Yoel Domb, 3/22/2017, 4:30 PM

Five years in prison for divorce-refusing husband

Supreme Rabbinical Court orders 5 year jail term for husband refusing to divorce his wife, gives him 10 days to reconsider.Yedidya Ben Or, 7/14/2016, 11:48 AM

Couple cannot leave Israel due to ‘Gett refuser’ son

Father of 'divorce refuser,' Oded Gaz, sentenced to 30-day imprisonment after son stops appearing in Court hearing.Shoshana Miskin, 4/21/2016, 10:47 PM

Watch: 'Abusive' Get-Refuser Thrown Out of Synagogue

Members of an organization helping 'chained women' follow rabbinic ruling against man who has refused to free his wife for 18 years.Ari Yashar, 2/5/2015, 3:39 PM

Divorce Refuser Extradited From US Gives Divorce

Man who fled to US leaving his wife an aguna and brought back in first of its kind extradition frees wife with divorce.Ari Yashar, 1/8/2014, 1:15 PM

US Extradites Divorce Refuser To Israel

Bnei Brak man charged of serious crimes who fled to US, leaving his wife an agunah, brought back in first extradition of its kind.Ari Yashar, 1/1/2014, 9:53 AM

American Rabbi Authors 'The Bill of Rights of a Jewish Wife'

Rabbi Mendel Epstein says he is disturbed by the number of women who suffer from the "system" of divorce in the Orthodox community.Kochava Rozenbaum, 8/28/2013, 2:44 AM

Israeli Domestic Violence Conference to Focus on Battered Men

Men are less likely to report being hit or to obtain treatment, says a domestic abuse expert. First conference on the subject in Israel.Arutz Sheva staff, 4/29/2013, 4:15 AM

9% Rise in Jewish Divorce Requests in 2012

88,000 divorce files opened in Rabbinical Courts in 2012, up from less than 81,000 in 2011.Gil Ronen, 1/29/2013, 10:16 AM

NU's New #2: I'll Lead Fight for Family Values

Rabbi Eliyahu Ben-Dahan, #2 on the National Union's Knesset list, says fathers are targeted by false complaints.Gil Ronen, 11/19/2012, 2:51 PM

Knesset to Approve Bill Against Male 'Get' Refusers

Bill would force Rabbinical Courts to discuss sanctions against recalcitrant husbands 30 days after 'get' was ordered.Gil Ronen, 11/1/2011, 10:26 AM

Documentary on Father's Rights Causes Change

False claims of child abuse, sexual molestation or domestic violence by wives are being debated in the Knesset due to this film. Jacob Kahn, 8/26/2011, 4:19 PM