divorce

  • Debra Messing is getting divorced

    After a 10-year marriage, Debra Messing has announced that she’s splitting from her husband, Daniel Zelman. The couple, who has a 7-year old child named Roman, actually separated earlier this year. “The decision was mutual, and they remain supportive of one another and committed to raising their son as a family,” her rep told People…. More ▸

  • “Celebrity lawyer” Laura Wasser says Kim Kardashian marriage was real

    So Kim Kardashian’s divorce lawyer is Jewish. Big whoop. But Laura Wasser is not just a Jewish lawyer, she is THE lawyer for a great number of Hollywood celebrities: Angelina Jolie, Christina Aguilera, Stevie Wonder, Kiefer Sutherland, Spike Jonze, Nick Lachey, Kelis, Britney Spears, Anna Faris, Patricia Arquette, and Kate Walsh. Wasser was Robyn Moore’s attorney… More ▸

  • Woman Seeks Divorce Using Dna Testing

    An Israeli woman plans to prove to a rabbinical court that her husband is cheating on her by using DNA testing. The woman, in her 50s, took her husband’s underpants to a lab for testing after he took them off upon his return home, Ynet reported. The lab found DNA traces on the garment that… More ▸

  • Emanuel Rackman, Leading Orthodox Thinker, Dies at 98

    Rabbi Emanuel Rackman, a leading Orthodox thinker and an early champion of women’s rights, died Monday in New York. He was 98. Tributes poured in from around the world this week, many of them praising Rackman for being an Orthodox pioneer in trying to ease the plight of agunot — women whose recalcitrant husbands denied… More ▸

  • Women Refused Get by Husband Wins Ruling in Canada’s High Court

    In a landmark decision that could provide relief to agunot, Jewish women whose husbands deny them a Jewish divorce, Canada’s highest court sided with a woman whose husband had refused for 15 years to grant her a get, a religious writ of divorce. Making a rare foray into religious matters, the Supreme Court of Canada… More ▸

  • Israeli Fashion Designers Draw Attention to the Plight of ‘chained’ Wives

    Some “agunot” recently saw their plights modeled up and down a fashion runway. Twenty of Israel’s top fashion designers paired with these “chained women” those refused a Jewish divorce, or get, by their husbands in accordance with Jewish law to design dresses embodying their private struggles. Pop singers, models, actresses and other high-profile Israeli celebrities… More ▸

  • At a Conference on Domestic Abuse, Information, Laughter and Tears

    It strikes everywhere. It can impact anyone. Domestic violence abuse by an intimate partner affects as many as 3 million women annually, according to a 1998 Commonwealth Fund study. So from across the United States and six other countries, approximately 300 Jewish women and some men filled this city’s downtown Hyatt Regency Hotel this week… More ▸