Posts Tagged ‘ divorce ’

A Chained Woman Navigates the Hell Out of Israeli Divorce Courts

February 11, 2015
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A Chained Woman Navigates the Hell Out of Israeli Divorce Courts

In Ronit and Shlomi Elkabetz’s film Gett: The Trial of Viviane Ansalem, the heroine of the title finds herself imprisoned in a system that makes no sense: her marriage and the legal system meant to help her get out of it. In Israel, marriages are still governed by religious courts,…

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When King Henry VIII Bribed the Rabbis

January 3, 2014
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King Henry

In 1527, King Henry VIII was desperate to divorce his first wife, Catharine of Aragon.…

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Is a hairstyle grounds for divorce?

October 15, 2012
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Deuteronomy 24:1 says that if a wife “fails to please [a husband] because he finds something…

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Choosing to Be Jewish

February 23, 2011
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choosing to be jewish

Derek’s parents are divorced. He lives with his…

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