"They feel like they are a moral authority, but they don’t take moral responsibly.” So says the Center for Women's Justice's client, who signed an agreement under duress which stipulates that if she ever goes to the police, civil courts or social services, she has to pay her husband a NIS 400,000 penalty.
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The leading voices of the religious feminist movement gathered Wednesday at the International Convention Center in Jerusalem as part of Kolech's tenth biennial conference, "To Be a Jewish Woman".
Every married Jewish woman runs the risk of becoming an agunah-- a woman chained to marriage until her husband grants her a religious bill of divorce. CWJ's new "Pledge of Compassion and Dignity" can free agunot in tragic cases when the husband is medically incapacitated.
Yesterday, CWJ featured front and center at a Knesset hearing convened by MK Aliza Lavie marking Agunah Day, which falls this year on March 9th.
In a special program hosted by the Mazkeret Batya Municipal Department of Torah and Culture this past Shabbat, CWJ attorney Nitzan Caspi-Shiloni enlightened and challenged audiences of almost 300 o
Remember CWJ client Yifat, who shared her storyin the Knesset in December?
CWJ reaches broader audience through facilitated social action projects.
Through perspective-altering seminars, CWJ continues to encourage future lawyers to challenge legal norms in order to create a more fair and just Israel.
Few things are more tragic than being branded a mamzer—a child born of a biblically forbidden union, such as a product of incest or a woman’s adultery. CWJ is the only legal body working to reverse and eliminate the stigma of mamzer placed on Israeli children by the rabbinate.
How is this for a catch-22? CWJ’s client, Yifat, remarried and gave birth to a son with her husband. She wants her husband, who is the child’s biological father, to be legally recognized as such.