At the time of my Get – religious divorce – all I could think of was how hard and emotionally draining it was. I blogged about it here. What I didn’t realize till a little while later was how fortunate (so not a word anyone would use in connection with a divorce) that I got my Get with no problem. That my ex played no games, and did what was right in these circumstances.
Many men use the power of the Get to play games with their ex-wives, to use it as a bargaining tool. A woman has NO SAY in this matter. The husband has to give it of his own free will, or else she is up the creek without a paddle.
Religious Judaism is changing so much – why is this something that is not being changed? Why does it take two renegade rabbis to act with violence and against the law (allegedly) to help these chained women? Why is there no halachic redress for these women who are chained to recalcitrant husbands?
What do you think can be done?
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