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Religious Divorce

The ‘Chained Wives' Of Orthodox Judaism Are Turning To Social Media To Rally Support For Religious Divorces

Tablet Mag | Adam Janofsky | Posted 09.23.2014 | Religion

Rivky Stein sat with a panel of rabbis early last month in a beit din, a religious court, waiting for her husband Yoel Weiss to arrive. The pair had b...

French Chief Rabbi Accused Of Extortion Over Religious Divorce

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.12.2014 | Religion

France's Chief Rabbi Michel Gugenheim has been accused of extorting $120,000 from a woman seeking his signature for a religious divorce, L'Express rep...

Cutting Off the Noise to Spite the Faith

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 01.26.2014 | Religion
Shira Hirschman Weiss

Having grown up in the orthodox Jewish community, I know the value of a "Get" and how a woman becomes an "agunah," a chained woman, when her husband refuses to grant her one.

Man Kidnapped, Beaten For Refusing To Grant Wife A Divorce

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 09.17.2011 | Divorce

TRENTON, N.J. — A New Jersey rabbi and his wife surrendered to the FBI on Monday on charges that they abducted an Israeli man, beat him and thre...

India's Divorce Rate Rising As Splits Become Less Taboo

AP | By MUNEEZA NAQVI | Posted 06.12.2011 | Divorce

NEW DELHI -- In a crowded courtroom on the city's outskirts, the once unthinkable is reality: dozens of couples – rich and poor, educated and ba...

Revealing Dress Grounds For Divorce?

DNA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

Wearing a revealing dress during her honeymoon proved costly for a woman as a court granted divorce to her husband saying improper dressing by the wom...

Secular Protestors Plea For Woman's Religious Divorce

nytimes.com | MARK OPPENHEIMER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

This should have been a good New Year's for Aharon Friedman, a 34-year-old tax counsel for the Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee. He s...