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Jan 14, 2016, 8:40 PM
According to Halacha: Completely Equal
Together with the great joy that accompanied the news of the High Court decision to order the State to formulate regulations that will allow women to submit their candidacy to serve as Director of the Rabbinical Courts, I also...
Dec 6, 2015, 7:35 AM
The Poor Man’s Ewe-Lamb
The Rabbinical Court finally seems to be moving to keep up with the times, and the whole world is applauding. A few days ago we were informed that the Chief Rabbinate Council has amended its policy in pursuit of equality;...
Nov 9, 2015, 3:36 PM
Using the Power of Shaming for Good
The term "shaming" is integral to the vocabulary of the Facebook and Twitter generation. In this age of smartphones, the Town Square has been replaced by a virtual space in which one’s individual influence is, at all times, a...
Sep 22, 2015, 8:50 AM
The Gates of Tears Are Never Locked
Between Mechila (Forgiveness) and Shtar Mechila (Letter/Document of Forgiveness) Moses Maimonides in Hilkhot Teshuvah (The Laws of Repentance) Chapter 2 writes that repentance and Yom Kippur can only atone for the sins between man and God, but as to the...
Sep 21, 2015, 10:01 PM
Really Truly Forgive?
Moses Maimonides in Hilkhot Teshuvah (The Laws of Repentance) Chapter 2 writes that repentance and Yom Kippur can only atone for the sins between man and God but as to the sins between man and man—“someone who injures a...
Apr 1, 2015, 9:29 PM
Fighting for their Freedom
When we sit around the Seder table this coming Friday night, we will be fulfilling once again the commandment of retelling the story of our Exodus from Egypt, celebrating the holiday of our freedom from slavery. It is precisely now...
Mar 2, 2015, 7:35 PM
Film as a Mirror of Reality
Sometimes film is a mirror of reality. Sometimes the reality reflected is very difficult - certainly when it concerns painful subjects such as the problem of agunot and mesuravot get. That was apparently the situation seems, when the film "Gett: The...
Sep 30, 2014, 1:28 PM
‘For the sins we have committed…’
May the prayer for 'freeing of the chained' be extended to women imprisoned in broken marriages
Sep 23, 2014, 11:02 AM
The Escape to Uman
A while back I heard a joke regarding Elul, the Hebrew month which precedes Rosh Hashanah. It's widely known that in Hebrew, ELUL is an acronym representing the sentence from the Song of Songs: "Ani Ledodi Vedodi Li" –"I...
Jul 15, 2014, 1:39 PM
Through fire and flames
What happened when sirens interrupted one woman's long awaited moment of freedom?
Osnat is a rabbinical court advocate and attorney who serves as director of Yad L'isha: The Monica Dennis Goldberg Legal Aid Center and Hotline, part of the Ohr Torah Stone network.