We Reported On A Woman Who Held A Protest Outside Of Her Husband’s House To Get An Orthodox Jewish Divorce. AMA.
We're VICE News producers Jaclyn Skurie, Lindsay Van Dyke and ORA Executive Director Keshet Starr. Lindsay and I have spent the past year speaking to Orthodox women who identify as Agunot - women who are unable to finalize their divorces due to the fact their husbands won't give them a get. A get is a required religious divorce document from Jewish court. They must have a get as well as a civil divorce in order to make it official under Jewish law. When women can't receive a get from their husbands, they are unable to remarry and move on with their lives. For our story for VICE News Tonight on HBO we documented one woman's journey to get her get and the lengths she had to go which included staging a protest with Keshet's ORA in her husband's neighborhood.
Here is a link to the story on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkeqJ8TzIWI
Tweet story more about how this story came to be: https://twitter.com/elvandyke/status/1164246022173929472
Ora website: https://www.getora.org/