UNCHAINING THE CRISIS OF DIVORCE IN JEWISH LAW
To divorce and remarry according to Jewish law a woman must obtain a bill of divorce (a gett) from her husband. But some husbands refuse to give a gett. The woman is then called an agunah (chained to her recalcitrant husband). Few people know that this is one of the most serious sociological problems in modern Jewish life.
MELTON, SHIRA HADASHA and DARSHEINI are honoured to present an evening to raise awareness of this issue through a multi-faceted discussion of its legal, social, clerical and halakhic dimensions.
WHERE: 173 Balaclava Road, enter from Elmhurst Road
WHEN: Tuesday 19 July 2005 @ 7.30PM
· FAY JOSKE & ESTHER ALTHAUS - to deliver a personal account of their experience in this matter
· ANDREW STRUM - Barrister at the Family Court, to discuss the legal issues facing agunot in Melbourne today
· YAEL ROCKMAN - Attorney at the Center for Women's Justice, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping Mesoravot Get, through groundbreaking civil court actions in Israel.
· ELANA SZTOKMAN - will discuss her involvement in Mavoi Satum an organisation in Israel dedicated to lobbying and raising awareness about this issue
o QUESTIONS and ANSWERS to follow
MODERATOR: MELANIE LANDAU
For further enquiries about Darsheini:
Melanie Landau +61 3 9905 2207
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