Bill would give wives an equal stand in Orthodox Jewish divorce

Bill would give wives an equal stand in Orthodox Jewish divorce

Bill would give wives an equal stand in Orthodox Jewish divorce

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From The Baltimore Sun By Liz F. Kay Some Maryland legislators have revived the fight for a bill that would place Orthodox Jewish women on an equal footing with their husbands in divorce proceedings.Under Jewish law, a man must grant his wife a divorce degree, or get, to end a marriage. Without it, a Jewish woman is unable to remarry within the faith, and she becomes known as an agunah, or "chained woman." Read More Also check out a related article from Tango on Orthodox Intimacy