Our Mission

The Organization for the Resolution of Agunot (ORA) seeks to eliminate abuse from the Jewish divorce process. ORA works within the parameters of Jewish law and civil law to advocate for the timely and unconditional issuance of a get. ORA believes that the protracted refusal to issue or receive a get is a form of domestic abuse which must never be tolerated. ORA seeks to foster a Jewish community in which a get is never used as a weapon. ORA pursues its mission through agunah case advocacy, early intervention programs, and educational initiatives for agunah­ prevention.

 

Our services are provided free of charge, and we are a registered 501c(3).

 

We operate under the halachic guidance of Rabbi Herschel Schachter, Rosh Yeshiva at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS). To view ORA's rabbinic edorsements, click here.