I’m not the most knowledgable about agunot, women seeking divorce by orthodox law and unable to get it, meaning in Israel there are all sorts of civil and legal consequences, but it’s a subject that fascinates me. Haaretz and NYTimes both covered the issue last month.
Attorney Susan Weiss, founder of Yad L’Isha and the Center for Women’s Justice, is speaking in NYC on April 10th, 7:30 pm on the Upper West Side. Fighting for Agunot (“Chained” Women) in Israel’s Religious Courts, RSVP to New Israel Fund for location details.