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Court upholds agunah’s right to damages


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/israel/article/court_upholds_agunahs_right_to_damages_20110208

A Tel Aviv court upheld the right of women denied a religious divorce by their husbands to sue for damages. The District Court ruled that an Israeli woman who has been refused a religious divorce, or get, by her husband for the past 16 years has the right to receive nearly $200,000 from him in damages that had been awarded by a family court, The Jerusalem Post reported.

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