Confronting the issue of agunot, or "chained" wives.
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.
There is more than one way to mark a divorce in a Jewish spiritual context.
What's involved in dissolving a Jewish marriage.
After two difficult divorces "chained" her, an Orthodox mom finds a way to protect her freedom.
What are the details of ending a Jewish marriage?
Over time the rabbis increased the wife's power in a marriage, yet maintained the absolute right of the husband to grant a divorce.
Biblical divorce law provided some protection for women by setting limits on a man's absolute power to divorce.
Divorce is meant to take care of the wife. But occasionally, a husband will manipulate the system.
In the context of Jewish divorce, there are no chained men. Why?
Writing and delivering the get (bill of divorce) is a complicated process requiring experts in Jewish divorce law.
The get is the bill of divorce that the husband gives to the wife to release her from the marriage.
There I was. Twenty years old, newly engaged, and feeling like the luckiest girl in the world! I had a ...
As I lay in bed, after talking to an international committee of organizations that advocate on behalf of agunot (Jewish ...