Australian Rabbis Tackle The Agunah Problem



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    Australian Rabbis Tackle The Agunah Problem

    With the world focusing on the Agunah problem, Australian Rabbis in Melbourne gathered for an informative seminary titled “Separating with Dignity” organized by the Rabbinical Council of Victoria ● The seminar focused on the challenges of men and women going through the divorce process, and solutions to common problems ● Full Story

    The Jewish Taskforce Against Family Violence Inc. (JTAFV) in partnership with The Rabbinical Council of Victoria Inc. (RCV) held a seminar entitled “Separating with Dignity”. The seminar focused on exploring the Gett (Jewish divorce) process and challenges involved in assisting men and women who’s spouses refuse to participate in the Gett process.

    The dynamic and positive session was facilitated by KWS Legal and was attended by members of the Melbourne Beth Din, RCV and the JTAFV. The interactive discussion highlighted the benefits of a structured and systematic process for all couples applying for a Gett (a Jewish divorce) and explored adapting Halachically acceptable prenuptials.

    Presenters included KWS Special Counsel Talya Faigenbaum, Rabbi Yonason Johnson, Rosh Hakollel-Kollel Menachem and Rabbi Ian Goodhardt, Beth Din Registrar.

    Sheiny New, Vice Chair of the JTAFV stated, “Rabbis play a vital role in identifying solutions to the challenging issues of the Agunah (chained woman) and Gett refusal. There is a vibrant and constructive conversation taking place which is crucial for positive resolution.” The session also provided insight into how these issues may be related to Domestic Violence.

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