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A Chained Woman Navigates the Hell Out of Israeli Divorce Courts
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A Chained Woman Navigates the Hell Out of Israeli Divorce Courts

By On February 11, 2015

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… Read More

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When King Henry VIII Bribed the Rabbis

By On January 3, 2014

In 1527, King Henry VIII was desperate to divorce his first wife, Catharine of Aragon. So when his Catholic advisors denied him annulment, Henry sent messengers to the Jewish community in Italy, instead,… Read More

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Is a hairstyle grounds for divorce?

By On October 15, 2012

Deuteronomy 24:1 says that if a wife “fails to please [a husband] because he finds something obnoxious about her… he writes her a bill of divorcement, hands it to her, and sends her… Read More

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Choosing to Be Jewish

By On February 23, 2011

Derek’s parents are divorced. He lives with his mother in Colorado, where they’re converting to Judaism. He’s nervous, hopeful, and incredibly well-spoken about their plans–“I love being a Jew,” he says. “I think… Read More

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