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Jewish women trapped in broken marriages

13 March 2014 Last updated at 01:11 GMT

In Jewish society, there are estimated to be thousands of women in broken marriages where their husband refuses to give them the necessary religious document enabling a divorce.

In some cases, the wife can remain trapped in the situation for years, unable to remarry or move on.

Shoshana has been raising her three children alone for almost 15 years, since her husband left her.

As a devout Jew, she is forbidden from dating, remarrying or having any sort of relationship with another man until she is divorced.

Shoshana told BBC News her story and the pain it still causes her.

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