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International Agunah Day Conference draws locals to support ‘chained’ women

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/los_angeles/article/international_agunah_day_conference_draws_locals_to_support_chained_women_2

Esther Macner, a former prosecutor and trial attorney from New York, has spent years advocating on behalf of agunot — women whose husbands have failed to give them a get, a Jewish divorce document. Now she’s on fire about getting the West Coast Jewish community to address the problem of get-refusal. Without a get, women and men are not permitted to remarry according to Orthodox Jewish law.

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