You can run but you can't hide

By Jennifer Lipman
September 21, 2012

As I have written before, if there is one area involving women and Judaism that seems stuck in a ghastly status quo it is divorce, and the requirement for a man to grant his former wife a get to free her from the chains of a failed marriage.

One case that has attracted a fair bit of media attention in recent months is that of Tamar Friedman, a chained wife whose husband (a senior aide to a congressman) has been targeted in a high-profile social media campaign.

Showing an admirable "you can run but you can't hide" approach, the latest move of her supporters (the Organization for the Resolution of Agunot) has been to place an advert on the Washington DC transport system.

According to the Washington Jewish Week it could be the first of many.

Good for them, and I hope the negative attention will push Mr Friedman to do the right thing. The sad thing is that such tactics are necessary in the first place.


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