Full circle : the story of a chained woman

Beckwith, Doreen

Abandoned by her husband, Doreen is considered Agunah, a ‘chained’ woman who can not remarry according to the Jewish Rabbinical court.


Doreen Beckwith’s husband vanishes from their home in Queensland, leaving her with 2 young children. Eventually, after returning to her home country, England, Doreen meets the love of her life. However, while civil divorce presents no problem, the Jewish Rabbinical Court, the Beth Din, refuses to grant her a Jewish divorce, a get. They consider her an agunah, an abandoned or chained woman, forbidden to remarry. Doreen tells her story with great clarity and courage.