Following eight years of struggle, an Israeli mother named Adina Porat finally received a Jewish writ of divorce, or get, earlier this month, bringing back into the headlines the plight of “agunot” — so-called chained women trapped in marriages and unable to move on because their...
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December 17, 2015 | 1:32 pm
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A New Jersey rabbi who ran a ring that violently attempted to coerce Jewish men to grant their wives religious divorces has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Rabbi Mendel Epstein, 70, was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Trenton, New Jersey, NJ.com reported. Epstein was...
November 17, 2015 | 2:37 pm
A Brooklyn man was sentenced to four years in federal prison for attempting to violently coerce a recalcitrant husband into giving a religious divorce.
Moshe Goldstein, 32, was sentenced Monday in federal court in Trenton, New Jersey, NJ.com reported. He pleaded guilty last year...
April 2, 2014 | 12:28 pm
Getting a Solution
Thank you, Ryan Torok, for your excellent coverage of the “get” story (“Till Get Do Us Part,” March 28). The “wedding” was a Chillul HaShem, a desecration of God’s name.
The protest is a Kiddush HaShem, the sanctification of the God’s name.
November 6, 2013 | 2:00 pm
Western Wall Negotiation
Women of the Wall did not decide to pray on [Religious Affairs Minister Naftali] Bennett’s sun deck (“A Kotel Platform for No One?” Oct. 25). We decided to negotiate with the government on the creation of a third section at the Kotel. This section will...
November 30, 2011 | 12:17 pm
January 5, 2011 | 3:40 pm
When it comes to politicians meddling in people’s religious lives, the answer should be clear: Don’t do it!
Neither members of Congress nor congressional staffers should be pressuring any individuals to adhere to any particular religious code.
As obvious as that seems,...
December 11, 2008 | 12:51 am
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July 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm
Rachel R. endured three years of humiliation while seeking a civil divorce from her physically abusive husband in Iran during the late 1980s. Since he had fled their native country, the Islamic regime required her to place ads in newspapers in order to locate him. When the courts...
March 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm