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The Pursuit of Happiness in ‘Ghosts’

Ibsen’s play unwittingly explores ever-relevant challenges of agunot

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Signing Pre- and Post-Nuptials in Crown Heights

Event helps popularize halakhic agreements among Orthodox Jews

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Sign on the Dotted Line

To fight the chained-wife problem, more women are insisting on a special prenup

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Israel’s Rabbinic Court System Is Divorced From Reality

‘Gett,’ a stellar new Israeli movie, sheds light on the plight of women crushed by a byzantine legal authority

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Orthodox ‘Get’ Gang Gets GQ Spotlight

Group said to use violence to get Jewish men to grant their wives a divorce

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Jewish Woman Granted Divorce From Comatose Husband

Israeli Rabbinical Court issues groundbreaking ruling

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A ‘Get’ Controversy in New York—in 1881

The court case of John and Amelia Goldberg, as seen in the New York Times

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Israel Conducts Air Drills; Bibi’s Change of Heart

Plus an interfaith choir in London, and more in the news

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Rabbis Charged With Kidnapping Husbands Who Refused Divorces

Are they heroes to the wives, or religious vigilantes?

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Israel Has a Marriage Problem. One American-Born Lawyer Is Trying To Solve It.

Susan Weiss started out trying to win divorce cases, but now her mission is pushing Israel’s Orthodox rabbinate to change its ways

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Get Detective: Meet the Elusive, Intrepid P.I. Who Frees Chained Jewish Women

He’s the expert who specializes in finding ‘disappeared’ husbands—men who leave their wives without Jewish divorces, or hope

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A Chained Man

Thanks to the patchwork of laws about same-sex marriage, I got trapped in legal limbo when I wanted a divorce

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Disaster Preparedness

A new anthology, Contending with Catastrophe, asks preeminent Orthodox rabbis to make sense of Sept. 11

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Unchained

While trying on new artistic hat, artist develops series of paper coats

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