divorce

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.

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 ...

There Are No Chained Men

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

International Agunah Day: Taking Matters into Our Own Hands

The agunah problem has not gone away. Every so often it rears its ugly head and we witness yet another ...

What Happens When Our Heroines Fail Us?

One of the great disappointments of this summer has been finding out, with the publication of Harper Lee’s Go Set ...

Appointing Judges Shouldn’t Be Taken Lightly

The Torah portion called Shoftim, the Hebrew word for judges, is always read at the beginning of the new month ...

Prime-Time Drama

This post has been translated from Hebrew to English by Bracha Jaffe. Shabbat afternoon between the afternoon and evening prayers ...

Signing in Solidarity

This piece was submitted on Friday, January 31, 2014. The event took place on Sunday, January 26. — When a ...

Solving the agunah problem means finding the right address

In the wake of the current discussion of the Gital Dodelson case (about which I know nothing more than what ...

Mock Jewish Divorce

It’s become almost a cliche program at American Jewish summer camps. The mock Jewish wedding teaches kids, through an interactive ...