A contested march of approximately 75 people walked through Brooklyn streets to raise awareness of Jewish women waiting to receive their “get” (Jewish divorce).
Some criticized the timing and advance statements by march organizers that targeted specific individuals in the community instead of focusing on the broader cause.
While the speakers at the march called for change, it was not specified what change they were calling for, and how that would be implemented.
Some say Rabbinical courts have been dragging their feet on dealing with the issue of husbands (and wives) not granting timely divorces to their spouses.
Rabbical courts in the US and Israel have had a difficult time enforcing halachic rulings on get refusers.
This past year, a group of rabbis were arrested for kidnapping and torturing as many as 24 Orthodox Jewish men — sometimes using a cattle prod — to coerce them into granting their wives religious divorces.