Got the Get

I posted a while back about Gital Dodelson, and her campaign to receive a get from her husband.
So, I was happy to see the following article in the Times of Israel:

NEW YORK – Gital Dodelson, the “chained” woman featured on the front page of the New York Post last fall, says she has received a get, or religious writ of divorce, from her husband.

The announcement appeared Wednesday afternoon on a Facebook page dedicated to helping Dodelson obtain a get and was confirmed by a publicist who has worked with the Dodelson family.

In a story than ran in the Post on Nov. 4, 2013 and in subsequent media interviews, Dodelson detailed her struggle to obtain a religious divorce from her ex-husband, Avrohom Meir Weiss, whom she had divorced in civil court in August 2012.

According to traditional Jewish law, or halachah, a woman must obtain a get from her husband to be considered divorced; women whose husbands deny them a get are called agunot, or chained wives.

Shira Dicker, the publicist who has worked with the Dodelson family in their public campaign to compel Weiss to give the get, said the pressure finally worked.

“The community pressure really just began to multiply, and then something changed,” Dicker told JTA.

Dodelson’s claim of having received the get could not be independently verified with Weiss, who is a great-grandson of the late Orthodox luminary Rabbi Moshe Feinstein.

Dicker said Dodelson will continue to advocate for the countless Orthodox women chained to recalcitrant husbands.

“The family wants to remain as aguna advocates,” Dicker said. “It doesn’t end with Gital’s get.”

My wishes to Ms. Dodelson, her son, and also to her former husband, with every blessing in forging their new lives.

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2 Responses to Got the Get

  1. Lola Sorento says:

    for what I understand this guy made a fool out of him! so good for her! congrats! more info here

    • shaananlaw says:

      Not sure making a fool out of someone is either the point or actually important. the pםint is to allow people to move on with their lives. Also, the link you provided – a gossip site – is not really the best place to get information, and the article actually has more than one inaccuracy.

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