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This is an archive of prayers written for יום העגונה (Yom ha-Agunah), Agunah Day, advocating for Agunot, Jewish women trapped and often extorted by husbands refusing to grant them a get, a bill of divorce in accord with halakhah, rabbinic Jewish law.

International Agunah Day was established by the International Coalition for Agunah Rights in 1990. It coincides with Taanit Esther (the Fast of Queen Esther).

Click here to contribute a prayer you have written for Agunah Day.

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For prayers composed for Taanit Esther, go here.

For public readings selected for Taanit Esther, visit here.

For prayers and special readings on Ḥag haBanot (Eid el Benat) during Ḥanukkah, go here.

For prayers on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, go here.

תפילה לעגונות ומסורבות הגט | Prayer for Agunot refused a Get, by Rabbi Alona Lisitsa

מי שברך לעגונות | Mi sheBerakh to Support Agunot and Call Get Refusers to Account, by Isaac Gantwerk Mayer

מִי שֶׁבֵּרַךְ לְהַתָּרַת עֲגוּנוֹת וּמְסֹרְבוֹת גֵּט | Mi she’Berakh for the Release of Agunot and Women Denied a Writ of Divorce, by Dr. Yael Levine (2006)

תפילה לעגונות | Prayer for the Liberation of Agunot, by Shelley Frier List (2005)