Press about the issues

15 Adar II 5776 (March 25, 2016)

Three quarters of respondents in a survey about divorce in Israel said they supported taking the procedure out of the rabbinate’s hands and subjecting it to the authority of secular family courts. The survey on divorce, which under Israel’s laws is handled for Jewish couples by rabbinical judges with the authority of family court magistrates, was published Tuesday and is based on the responses of 500 Jewish adults, the daily Makor Rishon reported. Read more here....

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16 Heshvan 5776 (October 29, 2015)

The serious issue of the Agunah, “the chained woman” whose former husband refuses to grant her a religious divorce, a “get”, is painfully described in this important story with an embedded video.  Adina Porat’s story is a moral outrage that is sanctioned by Israeli law.  This is a Cause of Concern. Read the full text of the article here....

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3 Sivan 5774 (June 1, 2014)

Very interesting report in eJewish Philanthropy about the government of Israel’s official decision via the Cabinet to adopt the report of the “Joint Initiative of the Government of Israel and World Jewry.”  Essentially, the leadership finally is responding to what Sacred Rights, Sacred Song has been responding to for the past 4 years.  Hallelujah – a Revelation – just in time for Shavuot, 5774. Pleased to share the the SRSS website will soon be much more active.  ...

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4 Kislev 5774 (November 7, 2013)

There have been many articles written about Monday morning, Rosh Hodesh Kislev 5774 (Nov 4 2013).  This Times of Israel report is a concise summary of the morning.  It also reviews WOW’s current position with respect to the “Ezrat Yisrael”, the new third platform in the Robinson’s Arch area....

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17 Heshvan 5774 (October 21, 2013)

I have reprinted an e-mail I received from the Israel Religious Action Center.  Well worth reading…. “How often have you said the words “abracadabra” expecting something to result from that phrase? The word abracadabra comes from the Aramaic words Evra’ah K’adabrah meaning “I will create what I speak.”  Over the past four years, the lawyers at IRAC have found isolated events, named them, and, like magic, identified the phenomenon of the exclusion of women in Israel. The city of Beit Shemesh, located just outside of Jerusalem, is a “mixed city.” All the residents, religious......

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5 Heshvan 5774 (October 9, 2013)

Shira Pruce writes an articulate piece about the historic WOW decision.  As I keep saying, we are living social change.  I know that my mentor Art and my mother Arlene are Up Above rooting for all of us!  Very very proud to be part of the Sisterhood.  We all should be and we need to be as we have a lot more work ahead of us....

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