Rabbinical Court Infringes on US Civil Jurisdiction In 8-Year Agunah Case

The Rabbinical Court of Jerusalem has reversed itself not once but twice over issues of jurisdiction regarding the case of an eight-year agunah, and is now enabling her estranged husband to condition his granting of a divorce on the division of assets from the marriage. Read more

Tel Aviv Rabbinical Court Succeeds In Granting Agunah Divorce

A judge from the Tel Aviv Rabbinical Court went to Ben Gurion Airport at 5:00 AM Friday morning in order to receive a ‘get’ (halachic divorce) on behalf of a woman, to whom he handed the get just a few hours later at his residence. Read more

Supreme Rabbinical Court Poised To Te-Open Agunah Case

In an unprecedented step, the Supreme Rabbinical Court is weighing whether or not to allow a third party appeal against a divorce ruling that could lead to the revocation of a woman’s divorce from her husband who has been in a coma for the last nine years. Read more

FBI: New York Rabbi Arrested For Conspiring To Kidnap And Murder

Orange County, NY – Preet Bharara, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, William F. Sweeney Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), and William J. Bratton, Commissioner of the New York City Police Department (“NYPD”), announced the filing of a federal criminal complaint charging Shimen Liebowitz and Aharon Goldberg with conspiring to kidnap and murder an individual in order to obtain a religious divorce for that individual’s wife. Read more

The Husband Gave A ‘Get’ But The Rav Wouldn’t Give It To The Wife

A woman living in France was represented in a Chief Rabbi beis din last week for the purpose of obtaining a ‘get’ from her husband by the Yad L’Isha organization, which is affiliated with Ohr Torah Stone Institutions. Read more

Kin’s Daughters Speak out!

Meir “bugeyed” Kin, nicknamed “the mamzer” by Gedolei Yisrael refuses to give his wife Lonna a get, while he went on to marry a Brazillian Skank …. Read more

Ringleader In ‘Get’ Coercion Ring Rabbi Mendel Epstein Sentenced To 10 Years

Two Orthodox Jewish Rabbis Sentenced To Prison For Conspiring To Kidnap Jewish Husbands, Force Them To Consent To Religious Divorces. Read more

Is Agunah Tamar Epstein’s Remarriage Legal Without Orthodox Divorce?

Tamar Epstein, the prominent “chained woman” whose right to remarry under traditional Jewish law was long stymied, may have finally found two Orthodox rabbis willing to help her wed again. But her fate in the broader Jewish community — and the fate of any children she may have — is anything but ensured. Read more

Agunah of 28 Years Granted Divorce Two Days Before Passover

Raya Dinenberg’s husband disappeared in 1987 and could not be found; She was defined as an ‘agunah’ by the rabbinical court and could not remarry. Read more