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  • Esther Macner: Agunah advocate promotes post-nuptials

    By Ryan Torok

    September 3, 2014 | 12:40 pm

    At 62, Esther Macner radiates feistiness and confidence. 

    During a recent interview at the Journal’s headquarters, she described herself as an “Orthodox Jewish feminist, which I’ve been all my life, before the word became a label.” 

    A former prosecutor and trial attorney in New...

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

    March 8, 2012 | 12:58 pm

    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...