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March 21, 2002
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Israel’s chief Ashkenazic rabbi has pledged to recognize and cooperate only with those rabbinical courts outside Israel that adopt a set of standards on divorce issues. In addition to Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau, several key rabbis and Orthodox groups around the world — including the Orthodox Union and Rabbinical Council of America — have endorsed the standards, promoted by the Brooklyn-based L’maan B’nos Yisrael International, an advocacy group for agunot, or women whose husbands refuse to grant them Jewish divorces.

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