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Jewish Chronicle article on longest ‘chained wife’ freed

November 24, 2016 22:53

The Jewish Chronicle article titled "Longest ‘chained wife’ freed after husband’s death" says

"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.". Why don't the rabbis do more to help these women?

November 24, 2016 22:53

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