A new profile in Tablet magazine recognizes CWJ founder and director Susan Weiss as “one woman [who] has changed the playing field," significantly advancing the cause of women in Israel. By pioneering the strategy of filing civil damage suits against husbands who refuse to grant their wives a get, Susan is “reshaping the un-egalitarian quirks of Israeli family law” into human rights violations. With this approach, she is successfully standing up to the strictures of the rabbinic courts. As more attorneys bring suits using Susan’s cutting-edge approach, her leadership, and the key role of CWJ in the “quiet revolution from below” in addressing the agunah problem, are clearer than ever.
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