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  • About 20 women are officially classified as agunot - women "chained" to recalcitrant husbands refusing to grant them gets.

    JTA - Recent News

  • In addition there were sessions on certain topics which are usually taboo at Jewish conferences in Europe, such as agunot, the “maternal imperative” and family violence.

    Jewish Feminism in Post-Holocaust Germany.

  • The plenary sessions have dealt prominently with women’s societal concerns and difficulties, such as agunot and women denied divorce, as well as sexual abuse and the attitude of religious society to abusers.

    Kolech: Religious Women's Forum.

  • These documents, the button and pages from a newspaper insert, were created by Agunah Inc. and GET (Getting Equitable Treatment), two organizations whose goal was to remedy the problem of agunot (literally, "chained wives"), women whose husbands refuse to grant them religious divorces, known as gittin (singular: get).

    Rivka Haut: Statement

  • This situation has resulted in many agunot, women whose lives are on hold, while they attempt to convince ex-husbands to release them from marriages that are effectively over, except for the granting of a get.

    Rivka Haut: Statement

  • She advocates on behalf of agunot (“chained wives,” whose husbands will not grant them a religious divorce), and teaches Midrash at the Academy of the Jewish Religion.

    Rivka Haut: Statement

  • A film, directed by Augustine Zycher, that graphically presented both the plight of the agunot and the inefficiencies of the religious courts, was screened on Israel Television in 1991.

    Israel Women's Network.

  • Finkelstein claims that even the special rabbinic courts established to deal with agunot are inadequate because most cases still take too long.

    Legal-Religious Status of the Married Woman.

  • The towns are being emptied of the younger generation and the hasty marriages that are taking place open the door to numerous deceptions in this area and the creation of a serious problem of agunot.

    Yiddish: Women's Participation in Eastern European Yiddish Press (1862-1903).

  • Some Orthodox men use their privilege in Jewish divorce law to extort large sums from their wives or leave them agunot (deserted wives), unable to remarry according to Jewish law.

    Jewish Feminism in the United States.


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