Tag: women’s rights

Women Unchained: the Struggle to Secure a Jewish Get

February 19, 2012 | Blog, Divorce

Icon for author Brian Vertz Brian Vertz

Jewish women of the Orthodox faith may encounter obstacles unknown to most women when divorcing. A new documentary film, Women Unchained (2011), explores the plight of Jewish women to obtain a religious divorce, or “get.” Women whose husbands refuse to grant them a divorce,  known as “agunot” (from the Hebrew word meaning “chained”), cannot remarry in their faith and may be ostracized from their religious communities. Their husbands have learned […]

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