By Leon Symons, February 15, 2010
The husband of the woman who was believed to be the world's longest-serving agunah – “chained wife” – has died.
Susan Zinkin and Israel Errol Elias divorced in the civil courts in 1962, but he refused to give her a get, or religious divorce.
Ms Zinkin was therefore unable to remarry under Orthodox auspices, or have more children without them being labelled mamser, or illegitimate.
News of the death of Mr Elias, who was 86 and lived in Golders Green, emerged on Monday.