We Honor Ta'anit Esther with Our
T E H I L L I M F O R A G U N OT & DIVREI TORAH
TA'ANIT ESTHER 5775 - March 2015
In Israel and in countries throughout the world women have designated Ta'anit Esther as a day in to raise awareness about the victims of Get refusal in our midst, and the existing Halachic solutions. We call upon all congregational Rabbis to deliver a public D'var Torah to denounce Get refusal and promote the use of Halachic prenuptial agreements.
Please let us know if you would like to be included on the list of Rabbis who have joined this campaign.
We are pleased to announce that four women have been freed since our Rosh Chodesh Cheshvon campaign.
The following women, among others in Los Angeles, have asked for your prayers, so that those who have the power to free them to remarry do so speedily, this year, this season:
SHARI AHAVA BAT YOCHEVED MIRIAM NAZILAH/GILA BAT AKRAM
ESTHER BAT ALIYA MENUCHA CHAYA LANA BAT RIVKA SHULAMIT
SIMA BAT PARECHER DINAH BAT SIMCHA
SARAH BAT SHOSHANAH/ROSA MIRIAM BAT HADASSAH
RACHEL BAT FANI DEVORAH RUTH BAT MIRIAM
DVORAH BAT ZELDAH FARIBEH BAT GOLCHAHRACH
TAHARAH SHLOMIT BAT DINAH CHAVAH
Get Jewish Divorce Justice, whose mission is to prevent the abuse of Get Refusal, asks all women and men to recite Psalm 142, or other chapters. In Psalm 142, King David cries out from a cave, because of the hidden traps set in his path (v.4) and beseeches God to bring his being (nefesh) out of bondage (v.8).
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Our prayers inform our community about those who may suffer in silence.
Let us not remain silent and recite their names aloud.
May our prayers be heard.
If you or anyone you know needs assistance in obtaining a Get,
please contact Esther Macner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
King David wrote this Psalm while in a cave escaping the wrath of King David
I cry aloud to HASHEM;
I lift up my voice to HASHEM for mercy.
I pour out before Him my complaint;
before him I tell my trouble.
When my spirit grows faint within me
it is you who watch over my way.
In the path where I walk
people have hidden a snare for me.
Look and see, there is no one at my right hand;
no one is concerned for me.
I have no refuge;
no one cares for my life.
I cry to you, HASHEM;
I say, "You are my refuge,
my portion in the land of the living."
Listen to my cry,
for I am in desperate need;
rescue me from those who pursue me,
for they are too strong for me.
Set me free from my prison,
that I may praise your name.
Then the righteous will gather about me
because of your goodness to me.