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Tue, May 02


Willy Brandt Center


Follow Batya Kahana Dror, religious feminist lawyer, who embarks on a struggle against the rabbinical courts and the women who yearn to be released from their marriages.

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Time & Location

May 02, 2023, 7:00 PM

Willy Brandt Center, 22 Ein Rogel Street, Jerusalem

About the Event

Perhaps you’ve heard heard the words ‘gett’ or ‘agunot’ in regard to halachic or legally Jewish weddings. Did you know that according to International Jewish religious laws, which also defines the national law in Israel, only a man has the power to grant a divorce (gett), which means women find themselves chained to their husbands against their will (agunot), even if the marriage is abusive or the separation is mutual.

Join First Hand Films, The Willy Brandt Center Jerusalem, and TINAU in Jerusalem on May 2nd for a screening of Divorce Denied (English subtitled) by David Ofek and Mia Webb. The film follows several such ‘chained’ women in Israel together with Batya, a religious feminist lawyer, who embarks on a struggle against the rabbinical courts, to set these women free.

We will be joined by Batya Kahana Dror, the lawyer in the film, for an informative Q&A after the screening!

This screening has been made possible by First Hand Films, an award-winning international sales company, producer, and distributor based in Zurich, Switzerland. 

We are honored to be joined by Batya Kahana Dror, the film's lawyer and Mia Webb, the director for an informative Q&A session!

Although there is no entrance fee, a lot of hard work goes into planning these movie nights! There is a suggested donation of 30 shekels, or whatever you can pay.

Watch the trailer here:


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