Category Archives: Divorce

Pre-Nups in the News

I’ve written a number of times about pre-nuptial agreements in general and specifically, halachic pre-nuptial agreements intended to prevent issues of refusal to give or accept a get, a Jewish bill of divorce. The Tzohar organization in Israel has recently … Continue reading

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Wanting Out

One of my earlier blogposts was entitled Aliya and Shaky Marriages, about the pitfalls of making aliya in the hope of saving a bad marriage. (Spoiler alert: it’s a bad idea). A recent decision by Judge Rivka Makayes of the … Continue reading

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Taking a Stand

Rabbi Jeremy Stern of the ORA organization takes a stand against Yechiel Friedman, a man refusing to give his wife a get for at least 18 years. For those of you unfamiliar with Jewish ritual, Rabbi Stern is refusing the … Continue reading

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Another Point of View

I asked Adv. Michal Fein, a co-member of Divorcing Peacefully, the collaborative divorce practice to which I belong and one of the architects of the new law which I criticized in my post below, to respond to the critique of … Continue reading

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Missiles Falling, Doors Opening

A post in the Times of Israel by Adv. Osnat Sharon, rabbinical court advocate and director of Yad L’Isha. ¬†Illustrates a piece of the absurd balancing act with which we all live here in Israel: The following story was shared … Continue reading

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Moral Compass Spinning

It seems tough to have an accurate moral compass these days. One of the most recent manifestations of this phenomenon is an article in incredibly poor taste in the Arutz 7 news site. Some background to the article: In the … Continue reading

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Dubious Distinction

I’m frequently asked what the divorce rate is Israel. So, below is an article from the Jerusalem Post with the stats (in real numbers) for 2013 as released by the Rabbinical Courts Administration. Because the statistics are from the Rabbinical … Continue reading

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