Episode Summary

Dr. Rachel Levmore discusses the possibility of divorce within Judaism as a manifestation of tikun olam – as an ongoing challenge for the Rabbinical Courts and for individuals within Jewish society.

Episode Notes

Dr. Rachel Levmore discusses the possibility of divorce within Judaism as a manifestation of tikun olam – as an ongoing challenge for the Rabbinical Courts and for individuals within Jewish society.

For more information see the article: The Prenuptial Agreement of Mutual Respect, Get and English Law

More information on: prenuptial agreements, gets, and postnuptial agreements.

Dr. Rachel Levmore, Rabbinical Court Advocate, is the Director of the Agunot and Get-Refusal Prevention Project, of the International Young Israel Movement in Israel and the Jewish Agency – assisting women and men within the Rabbinical Courts the world-over (including England) to achieve a divorce within Jewish law. Rachel is a co-author of a Prenuptial Agreement for the Prevention of Get-Refusal ─ "The Agreement for Mutual Respect". As the first (newly legislated) female member of the State of the Israel Commission for the Appointment of Rabbinical Court Judges Rachel has participated in the appointment of 32 Regional and High Rabbinical Court Judges. An expert on the agunah problem, she is the author of "Min'ee Einayikh Me'Dimah" on prenuptial agreements, published in Hebrew. Rachel is a recipient of the prestigious Bonei Zion Prize. She holds a Ph.D. degree in Jewish Law from Bar Ilan University; writes and lectures about halakha, women in halakha and divorce in Jewish Law, in Israel and Jewish communities around the world.

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