Women vs. the Rabbinical Courts

The dramatic and emotional special Knesset session in July 1986 aimed to educate the public regarding the issue and to urge members of Knesset to take a hand in ameliorating the plight of countless agunot (women whose husbands have either disappeared or refused to grant them a get, a bill of divorce, leaving them unable to remarry under Jewish law). In an unprecedented show of unity, all ten women Knesset Members signed the letter requesting Speaker Shlomo Hillel to permit the session to be held.

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