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.
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.
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.
Halitzah: The Ceremonial Release from Levirate Marriage
This rarely performed ritual releases a man from the obligation of marrying his deceased brother's childless wife.
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?
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