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Alexandra Leichter

  • The Agunah: A Modern-Day Nightmare

    March 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    A couple of years ago I received two back-to-back phone calls in my office: The first, from a 21-year-old ultra-Orthodox woman who had escaped her physically abusive 6-month long marriage, only to find herself trapped two years later because her husband refuses to give her a Jewish...

  • Orthodox Women Rabbis

    May 29, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    The time has come to educate women and give them the titular and legal authority to right that which has gone so terribly wrong in the Orthodox world

    The furor raised in Orthodox circles by 27-year-old Haviva Ner-David, who is studying in Israel to become the world's first Orthodox...