Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Gital Dodelson gets her get!


Gital Dodelson, the “chained” woman featured on the front page of the New York Post last fall, says she has received a get, or religious writ of divorce, from her husband.
The announcement appeared Wednesday afternoon on a Facebook page dedicated to helping Dodelson obtain a get and was confirmed by a publicist who has worked with the Dodelson family.
In a story than ran in the Post on Nov. 4, 2013 and in subsequent media interviews, Dodelson detailed her struggle to obtain a religious divorce from her ex-husband, Avrohom Meir Weiss, whom she had divorced in civil court in August 2012.
According to traditional Jewish law, or halachah, a woman must obtain a get from her husband to be considered divorced; women whose husbands deny them a get are called agunot, or chained wives.
Shira Dicker, the publicist who has worked with the Dodelson family in their public campaign to compel Weiss to give the get, said the pressure finally worked.
“The community pressure really just began to multiply, and then something changed,” Dicker told JTA.
Dodelson’s claim of having received the get could not be independently verified with Weiss, who is a great-grandson of the late Orthodox luminary Rabbi Moshe Feinstein.
Dicker said Dodelson will continue to advocate for the countless Orthodox women chained to recalcitrant husbands.
“The family wants to remain as aguna advocates,” Dicker said. “It doesn’t end with Gital’s get.”

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

maybe now pressure the OU to make Rabbi Belsky's son finally give a get.

Anonymous said...

Why the OU? Doesn't his son Zvi work for Telshe Yeshiva? Pressure them!

Anonymous said...

Why would you want to pressure any one to give a Get just like that ? In 99% of cases were a husbend refusues to give a get its for good reson, for example because he doesn't want to give up his rights for having contact and visitation with his kids and the nabach AGUNA is taking thease rights away. The real big cry out should be on women who are useing the poor kids for their fights and no one talks about it

Dusiznies said...

To Anon 1:53AM
I am not saying that everyone should be pressured.
In this case he took her to court and the court made a decision and he decided that he didnt like that decision of the Court that he took her to.
So everything was already decided ...in this case we had to put pressure
not all cases are alike!

Anonymous said...

Do you mean Tzvi Belsky at Telshe Ohio? He has refused to release his wife?

Anonymous said...

To the man who said that men who refuse to give a get have a good reason. This does not seem to be what halacha says. It is not a reasonable assumption.