“Get” Laws from around the World

According to Jewish law, a divorce must be given by the husband's free will. Occasionally the husband holds the "get", or Jewish divorce decree over his wife's head in order to obtain a better custody or property arrangement, or to punish her. This leads to situations in which a wife has obtained a … [Read more...]

Free Tamar Epstein for International Agunah Day

Today is the Taanit Esther, a fast day to commemorate the threat of extermination faced by Jews as described in the Megillah. But did you know that it's also "International Agunah Day"? According to Jewish law, a divorce  becomes final when a man hands his wife a get, or a writ of divorce. … [Read more...]