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  • Israel’s Supreme Court voids rabbinical court ruling requiring bris

    2 weeks ago

    Israel’s Supreme Court nullified a rabbinical court ruling that required a mother to circumcise her son.

    In a 6-1 vote, the high court on Sunday decided to move the case involving divorcing parents to family court, saying that only a civil court can impose such an action.

    The...

  • Confronting the problem of Orthodox divorce

    March 27, 2014 | 12:32 pm

    When I began practicing law more than four decades ago, divorce in the Los Angeles Orthodox Jewish community was rare — and the giving of a get (Jewish divorce) by the husband was quietly arranged in the local rabbi’s study without fanfare, creating only a few social ripples in the...

  • Till get do us part

    By Ryan Torok

    March 27, 2014 | 11:24 am

    Hurrying by the parking lot at the Lakeside Event Center in Las Vegas, Israel Meir Kin and his new wife, Daniela Barbosa, avoided eye contact with a group of about 30 demonstrators who had been waiting for them. Dressed for their wedding in a suit and gown, respectively, the couple...

  • N.Y. man pleads guilty to violently forcing husbands to give gets

    March 10, 2014 | 10:58 am

    A New York personal trainer pleaded guilty to being part of a group of men who used violent means in exchange for pay to force Jewish husbands to give their wives religious divorces.

    David Hellman, 31, pleaded guilty on March 7 in U.S. District Court in Trenton, N.J. He could be...

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  • Agunah crowd shouldn’t target families

    December 16, 2013 | 10:47 am

    The preeminent sacred cow to many Jews is compassion for agunot (“chained” women whose husbands withhold a Jewish bill of divorce, or “Get”). But enough already: the Internet crowd attacking Avrohom Meir Weiss in his divorce from Gital Dodelson is becoming as heartless and...

  • Rabbis arrested in kidnapping, beating of recalcitrant husbands

    October 10, 2013 | 11:57 am

    Two Orthodox rabbis and two others were arrested for allegedly kidnapping and beating men in order to force them to grant their wives religious Jewish divorces.

    The men were arrested Wednesday night in a monthlong sting operation in which a female FBI agent posed as an Orthodox...

  • At long last, lasting love

    By Elyse Glickman

    September 18, 2013 | 12:03 pm

    Encino lawyer Jeremy Karpel’s home has an art gallery feel to it, with an eclectically decorated living room spilling out into an elegantly landscaped yard. During one recent weekend, it was the perfect backdrop for a party commemorating his grandparents’ anniversary, filled with...

  • Sharing the love, handling the holidays

    September 3, 2013 | 10:27 am

    Every day in my office, I see parents, embittered by divorce and so grateful to finally be physically and legally apart from a partner they once loved and now hate, struggling to co-parent and jointly make decisions about their children.

    Every day, adults who once loved each...

  • Alison Brie on her very Jewish mother

    by Jana Banin, JTA

    May 14, 2013 | 9:59 am

    This week on his podcast, Jewish comedian Marc Maron chats with Alison Brie, who opens up about lots of stuff, including what it was like splitting her time between her divorced interfaith parents as a kid.

    On weekends with her dad she’d go to Sunday school at his Christian-Hindu...

  • Humor thrives in ‘Divorce Party: The Musical’

    March 13, 2013 | 6:03 am

    Divorce can be a devastating experience, but one can get through it, survive and even thrive, according to Amy Botwinick, co-author of “Divorce Party: The Musical,” currently running at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood. 

    The story centers on Linda (Janna Cardia), whose...

  • Israel’s divorce rate rises 5 percent, led by Tel Aviv

    January 29, 2013 | 1:54 pm

    Israel's divorce rate rose 5 percent in 2012 compared to the previous year, with the highest number of divorced couples from Tel Aviv.

    Some 10,964 couples divorced last year, according to a report issued by the Rabbinical Courts Administration. Tel Aviv saw 711 couples split up,...

  • Happy Birthday to my Son, Friend, Teacher, Love

    By Ilana Angel

    January 18, 2013 | 12:58 am

    Today is my son’s birthday.  He is the most wonderful human being I have ever known and it is hard to believe that the baby in this photo is now 17 years old.  He is smart, funny, kind, thoughtful, talented, gorgeous, charming, and in my opinion, perfect.  I am in love with this...

  • Israel gets same-sex divorce before same-sex marriage

    December 4, 2012 | 2:12 pm

    An Israeli court has awarded the country's first divorce to a gay couple, which experts called an ironic milestone since same-sex marriages cannot be legally conducted in the Jewish state.

    A decision this week by a family court in the Tel Aviv area "determined that the marriage...

  • Mayim Bialik divorcing

    November 27, 2012 | 12:51 pm

    On Thanksgiving, a day that Americans celebrate with family, and friends Big Bang Theory” star Mayim Bialik took to her Kveller blog to say she's divorcing her husband, Michael Stone, after nine years of marriage.

    “After much consideration and soul-searching, Michael and I have...

  • Love, Faith & Converting

    By Ilana Angel

    August 12, 2012 | 7:16 am

    I would like for my son to marry a nice Jewish girl.  It is important to me, and while I know some people think it is ridiculous, I will feel like a bit of a failure as a mother if he marries a woman who is of another faith.  Love is elusive and his happiness is the most important...

  • Hell hath no fury like a tough (Israeli) woman scorned

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 26, 2012 | 8:14 pm

    The last time I spoke to Israeli-born philanthropist Daphna Edwards Ziman, she said she’d begun her debut novel, a thriller titled “The Gray Zone,” (2011) in part, as therapy during the unraveling of her 20-year marriage to real estate mogul Richard Ziman several years ago. ...

  • Divorce, Decisions, Heartbreak & Motherhood

    By Ilana Angel

    July 23, 2012 | 5:19 pm

    I have been divorced for 16 years.  I left my husband when my son was only a few months old and while it was very difficult, staying would have been harder.  I knew I needed to leave and if I hung on for my son he would not have been in a happy place.  In the end the marriage would...

  • What is a Family?

    By Ilana Angel

    July 9, 2012 | 9:50 pm

    I have primary physical custody of my son during the school year and he goes to his dad’s every other weekend.  During the summer however, we split his vacation two weeks on, two weeks off.  It is nice for my son because he can settle in without major disruption.  That said, it is...

  • Israel is swamped with singles

    June 27, 2012 | 4:16 pm

    Israelis are known for their gregarious behavior and love nothing more than spending time with their group of close friends. It’s a trait that is wreaking havoc among the quickly mushrooming singles population and threatens to have long-range anthropological effects on Israel’s...

  • Dating and Divorce

    By Ilana Angel

    June 18, 2012 | 11:31 pm

    I have been divorced for 16 years and in that time I have had two relationships I thought would last forever.  One was an actual engagement that ended with my heart broken, and one was with a total douchelord who ripped young.  He was my priority, I was building a career, and every...

  • Fear, Hope & The Pursuit of Love

    By Ilana Angel

    June 4, 2012 | 6:17 pm

    My heart has been broken many times.  There are different levels of heartache of course, but pain is pain and it all hurts the same.  When my dad died my heart broke in a way I thought I would never recover from, but now it is the part of my broken heart that I pray will never mend. ...

  • Dating with Kids – Mine, His & Theirs

    By Ilana Angel

    May 29, 2012 | 9:47 am

    This weekend was the first time I travelled with the Englishman.  As if that was not stressful enough, it was with our children.  He has two daughters. One lives here and one is away at college in San Francisco.  Since it was a holiday weekend we decided we would go up to visit his...

  • Love Looks Jewish to Me

    By Ilana Angel

    May 15, 2012 | 8:05 am

    I like to set up my friends.  By friends of course I mean I will set up anyone.  I come across a lot of single people during my daily travels and if someone is open to a fix up, I’m all over it.  I will add them to my running list of possible set ups and hope I make a match.   I...

  • A Conversation with MJ of Shahs of Sunset

    By Ilana Angel

    April 1, 2012 | 4:51 pm

    I have interviewed a lot of reality personalities.  Some have been around for a long time, and some are new to the spotlight.  I have liked most and loved a couple, but never have I spoken with one who truly changed me.  Not in star struck way, but in an authentic and heartfelt way. ...

  • For My Mom, ILANA ANGEL

    By Ilana Angel

    March 27, 2012 | 8:59 pm

    “People are talkin, talkin ‘bout people.”  Bonnie Raitt

    My Mom is awesome. She is funny, cool, intelligent, kind, a beautiful mother, and a phenomenal writer. She loves her job. Whether it is motherly duties, or giving her opinion, she is very good at both, especially the...

  • A Conversation with Brandi Glanville & Jennifer Gimenez

    By Ilana Angel

    March 16, 2012 | 4:55 pm

    I have interviewed both Brandi Glanville and Jennifer Gimenez.  I find them both to be entertaining and interesting.  My interviews were conducted over the phone and they were great.  There is a reoccurring theme when talking to them, and it is each other.  With a friendship spanning...

  • Is “Bethenny Gets Divorced” Coming to Bravo?

    By Ilana Angel

    March 15, 2012 | 11:50 am

    Remember when Bethenny was funny and you were pulling for her to find love and happiness?  Neither do I.  She has been so unappealing for so long that it’s impossible to now remember a time when I liked her.  She is bad television, and her show has now become focused entirely on...

  • Is Marriage Like Prison?

    By Ilana Angel

    March 1, 2012 | 11:33 am

    I had an interesting discussion about marriage today.  I was talking to a man in his 50’s who is divorced and dating.  He is Jewish, educated, successful, funny, handsome, and a failure at marriage.  We’ll call him Moshe. Moshe can clearly remember the moment that his wife, his soul...

  • Happy Sweet 16

    By Ilana Angel

    January 18, 2012 | 12:43 pm

    My son is turning 16 this week.  He is a remarkable human being and I am blessed and honored to be his mother.  To mark this most special of occasions, I want to share 16 things that I think he should know.

    1.  Driving is a privilege and you must respect the power of being behind...

  • A Conversation with Brandi Glanville

    By Ilana Angel

    January 12, 2012 | 6:25 pm

    This week I had to mail a couple of packages.  I waited in line at the post office for 15 minutes because it makes perfect sense that such a busy location would only have one employee working. When I finally got my turn, the woman who was “helping” me, was a complete moron.

    I...

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