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News and updates about Agunot

Halakhic questions arising from the 9\11 tragedies

The Beit Din of America had to deal with the 9\11 tragedy on a personal level, collecting proofs to try to prevent wives from being agunot.

Halakhic questions arising from the 9\11 tragedies

Rabbi Kenneth Brander: Helping Agunot and spreading the light of Purim

Rabbi Kenneth Brander, President and Rosh HaYeshiva of Ohr Torah Stone, comes to the Arutz Sheva studio to discuss two important initiatives

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Hundreds join desert hike to support 'chained women' seeking divorces

More than 300 women from across Israel hike across southern Israel in 2-day event organized as show of support for women denied divorces.

Hundreds join desert hike to support 'chained women'

12 Jerusalem restaurants join together to raise agunot awareness

Restaurants create 'Freedom Dish' to raise awareness of women who are unable to get a divorce in partnership with Ohr Torah Stone.

12 Jerusalem restaurants join together to raise agunot awareness

Why did women's aid group set up a giant cage in Haifa?

Legal aid group helping 'chained women' who were denied divorces by their husbands expands to northern Israel.

Why did women's aid group set up a giant cage in Haifa?

Postcards from freedom

Ten stories of 'bound women' morphed into ten illustrations gracing Rosh Hashana greeting cards, part of an initiative by Yad La'isha.

Postcards from freedom

Argentinean detained in Israel for refusing to grant divorce

Israeli rabbinical courts stop recalcitrant husband from leaving Israel after petition by wife seeking Get after their civil divorce.

Argentinean detained in Israel for refusing to grant divorce

'They love to hate the courts'

Deputy Defense Minister says rabbinic courts working diligently and faithfully to help women whose husbands refuse to grant a divorce.

'They love to hate the courts'

Israel to promote solution for 'chained-wives' around the world

Israeli rabbinical courts granted authority to rule in cases of 'chained wives' even if neither spouse is an Israeli citizen.

Israel to promote solution for 'chained-wives' around the world

Tzohar: Israeli couples embrace rabbinical prenup

The initiative is designed to reduce the amount of 'trapped women.'

Tzohar: Israeli couples embrace  rabbinical prenup

The silent tragedy of men who suffer from recalcitrant wives

Rabbinical courts pride themselves on helping women chained to recalcitrant husbands - but what about the men chained to recalcitrant wives?

The silent tragedy of men who suffer from recalcitrant wives

Rabbinical court dissolves marriage of woman waiting 29 years

Paris rabbinical court dissolves marriage of woman who sought a divorce from her abusive husband for the last 29 years.

Rabbinical court dissolves marriage of woman waiting 29 years

Tel Aviv Rabbinical Court succeeds in granting agunah divorce

Tel Aviv Rabbinical Court succeeds in getting recalcitrant husband who fled to France to sign get, granting his wife a divorce.

Tel Aviv Rabbinical Court succeeds in granting agunah divorce

Entire rabbinical court to rule on divorce case

Unprecedented full rabbinical court to decide on divorce case for a woman whose husband has been nine years in a coma

Entire rabbinical court to rule on divorce case

'Leniencies only within halakhic guidelines'

Chief Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef told new rabbis and rabbinical judges to be lenient only within the guidelines of halakha.

Chief Rabbi Yosef: Leniencies only within halakhic guidelines

Jailed get-refusers to be banned from Torah study

Prison alone is not enough for some recalcitrant husbands; conditions to be worsened, if a new bill passes.

Bill: Jailed get-refusers to be banned from studying Torah

'Refuser' husband located after 10 years

Recalcitrant husband assumed new identity, lived in unregistered apartment for decade to avoid giving his wife a get.

'Refuser' husband located after 10 years, finally gives divorce

Lawyers team up to solve the Agunah crisis

Yashar Legal Coalition inaugurated to combat agunah issue and stop spousal abuse

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Refuses 'Get' 14 Years, Gets Money, Zero Jail Time

Rabbinical court grants 100,000 shekels to Haifa resident who refused to divorce spouse for 14 long years.

Refuses 'Get' 14 Years - Gets Money, Zero Jail Time

Rabbi Riskin: Women's Rights, Conversion in Govt.

Efrat's chief rabbi tells Jewish Home to press for 'reform,' both in divorce rights for women in religious courts and in the conversion law.

Rabbi Riskin Concerned over Haredi Control of Religious Affairs

Watch: Divorce 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.

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Chief Rabbi Lau Lauded for Freeing Agunah

Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi lauded for breathing 'a new spirit' into the rabbinate, after helping an agunah end her 14-year struggle for divorce.

Chief Rabbi Lau Helps Free 'Chained' Woman After 14 Years

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.

US Extradites Divorce Refuser To Israel