Shabat in Efrat
Dr. Rachel Levmore, director of the IYIM Agunah and Get-Refusal Prevention Project, was invited to deliver the Shabbat sermon in the main Gefen synagogue of Efrat. She spoke to the congregants about get-refusal and the putting into effect of communal sanctions, in keeping with a Rabbinical Court ruling which levied these sanctions against a get-refuser. At the conclusion, Dr. Levmore made mention of the prenuptial Agreement for Mutual Respect which would prevent such distress from a family and from a community. Her words were very much appreciated by the congregants, as there was much confusion regarding the subject.