by Adena Berkowitz

The Prisoners of Divorce

By the time Suri Diamond (not her real name) was pregnant with her second child, she realized that her marriage was disastrous. Suri wanted a civil divorce and hoped that her husband would give her, without too much trouble, a get (Jewish legal divorce, pi: gifting, as well. Little did she know that the process to obtain a get would take her more than six years, a struggle which she admits she could not have waged without the support and kelp of many friends and Jewish communal leaders.

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