Category Archives: Marriage

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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Gital’s Story

This is a post I wish I didn’t have to post, but feel I have no choice. It’s a heart-rending story of Gital Dodelson, a young woman whose husband refuses to give her a get. With much courage and dignity, … Continue reading

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Wedding Bills

No, not the kind you pay, the kind that are passed by the legislature, in this case, the Israeli Knesset. Knesset elections were held most recently on January 22, 2013, and it took a while for a new government to … Continue reading

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Rhetorical Excess

I’ve been away from my computer for a few days, so only just noticed this article which appeared in The Tablet, generally one of my favorite reads. This time however, they missed the mark. The unfortunate title, Israeli Marriage Freedom … Continue reading

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Fill that Void

Whatever the reason, people in both Israel and abroad seem to have strong opinions about the  haredi world or ultra-orthodox world, without knowing very much about it other than what the headlines may tell us. It’s time for that void … Continue reading

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Cleaned Out

In this, the final stretch before Passover, a time of year in which many Jewish families scrub their homes from top to bottom to rid them of any little drop of chametz (unleavened bread), I couldn’t resist the temptation to … Continue reading

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Marriage Daze

Naomi Schachter has a piece in Ha’aretz which highlights an ongoing social and legal issue in Israel; the requirement that Jews be married in a religious ceremony and only be rabbis recognized by the official Rabbinate for these purposes. I … Continue reading

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