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WHAT IS ORA?

The Organization for the Resolution of Agunot (ORA), is a not-for-profit organization which assists divorcing couples in resolving contested Jewish divorces in a timely fashion and in accordance with the highest standards of Jewish law.

What is an agunah?

An agunah (pl: agunot) is a woman whose marriage is functionally over, but whose husband cannot or refuses to give her a get (writ of Jewish divorce) unconditionally and in a timely fashion.


 


SEIRUVIM

An order of contempt of court issued by a Beit Din (Jewish court).  A Beit Din will issue a seiruv (pl. seiruvim) to a recalcitrant spouse for failure to appear before or comply with the Beit Din.

 

 

 




IN THE MEDIA

"To Address Divorce Refusal, Orthodox Jews Look to Prenuptial Contracts" - The New York Times - March 16, 2012

"Compelling Jewish Men to Grant a Divorce Through Social Media" - The Huffington Post - March 5, 2012

"It isn't over until the husband says 'I do'" - The Jerusalem Post - March 1, 2012

"Dave Camp pressed on aide's marital woes" - Politico.com - February 26, 2012

ORA NEWS

ORA RESOLVES 180 AGUNAH CASES
July 26, 2012


We are very excited to announce the resolution of our
180th
agunah case!  

Click here for the full story


Click here to
 Donate to ORA
in Honor of the
180th Resolved Case!


From Crisis to Challenge: The Contemporary agunah experience

July 22, 2012

Young Israel of Plainview partners with ORA to face the Agunah Crisis. Read more... 


FIGHTING THE AGUNAH CRISIS: a PANEL

March 29, 2012

Watch the full video recording of the event or listen to the audio. Read more about the event on YU News Blog.


Join the Fight for Tamar Epstein's Freedom on International Agunah Day
March 7, 2012

Ta'anit Esther has been designated as International Agunah Day. Read more about Ta'anit Esther and the actions you can take to help Tamar Epstein obtain her get.

Take a moment to read our updated fact sheet on this case.



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