Agunot

On Being Stuck in Traffic with a Full Minivan

In 2013, I gathered together seven friends from my community to attend the JOFA Conference.  We clambered into my Toyota ...

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.

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 ...

There Are No Chained Men

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

Voting with Our Feet: Heeding the Call of ORA’s Rabbi Jeremy Stern

Rabbi Jeremy Stern, who serves as the Executive Director of the Organization for the Resolution of Agunot (ORA) recently penned ...

How I Ended Up Delivering the Sermon on Rosh Hashanah

Over the summer, Larry, the organizer of the minyan that I attend for Rosh Hashanah, sent out an email asking ...

For the Sin We Have Sinned…

For the sin we have sinned before you in excluding women from leadership positions For the sin we have sinned ...

Marching for My Mom, the Agunah

Last Sunday, March 22nd, a march was held in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY in order to raise awareness of the ...

Signing a Post-Nup: A Love Story

As I walked in the door from a long day at work, I started receiving calls and emails from friends ...

Like Mother, Like Daughter

Michal Dicker shares her compelling story of growing into her Orthodox feminist identity. She originally submitted this essay to gain ...