We are so saddened to hear about the passing of our friend, with whom we had a shared concern for women’s rights, Ronit Elkabetz.
We had the honor to
meet her and help her
Gett. In the film, which
she herself directed
together with her brother
Shlomie, she played the
central role of Viviane Amsallem, who is trying to get her Gett from her husband in the Rabbinical Court. The film was selected as the Israeli entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards and is the third in a trilogy focusing on the unhappy marriage of Viviane Amsalem, the first being To Take a Wife and the second Shiva.The film gave a much needed insight into the process of divorce in Israel and the difficulties women face.
Ronit Elkabetz z’l was a fantastic actress, a unique lady, who wanted to give women a voice. She really was a true friend of The Rackman Center and joined us in our fight to help Agunot and fight against Gett- witholders. We send our sincere condolences to her family.
Ronit Elkabetz z’l, pictured here with Dr Galit Shaul and Professor Halperin-Kaddari at a conference held last year for female Knesset members by the Rackman Center.
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