Divorce

Divorce

Contemporary Issues in Jewish Divorce

Confronting the issue of agunot, or "chained" wives.

Divorce

Is Civil Divorce Enough?

The liberal movements who have held that a civil divorce constitutes a get, or Jewish divorce, are finding that on an emotional, religious level, it's just not enough.

When a Get Ceremony is Not Enough

There is more than one way to mark a divorce in a Jewish spiritual context.

Liturgy, Ritual and Custom of Divorce

What's involved in dissolving a Jewish marriage.

After 10 Years as an Agunah and 2 Gets Later, I Know Better.

After two difficult divorces "chained" her, an Orthodox mom finds a way to protect her freedom.

Divorce Quiz

What are the details of ending a Jewish marriage?

Rabbinic and Post-Rabbinic Divorce

Over time the rabbis increased the wife's power in a marriage, yet maintained the absolute right of the husband to grant a divorce.

Divorce in the Bible

Biblical divorce law provided some protection for women by setting limits on a man's absolute power to divorce.

Agunot: A Different Kind of Hostage

Divorce is meant to take care of the wife. But occasionally, a husband will manipulate the system.

There Are No Chained Men

In the context of Jewish divorce, there are no chained men. Why?

Writing & Delivering the Get

Writing and delivering the get (bill of divorce) is a complicated process requiring experts in Jewish divorce law.

The Get, or Bill of Divorce

The get is the bill of divorce that the husband gives to the wife to release her from the marriage.

What Should Be At the Top of Your Pre-Wedding To-Do List?

There I was. Twenty years old, newly engaged, and feeling like the luckiest girl in the world! I had a ...

A Year of Fighting for Agunot

As I lay in bed, after talking to an international committee of organizations that advocate on behalf of agunot (Jewish ...