Most people know about the Jewish tradition of smashing a glass to remember the destruction of the First Temple, especially since it takes place in the presence of all wedding guests. By contrast, the ketubah ceremony occurs in a more private setting.
Jewish law permits one person to petition another for release from a vow she has made (hattarat nedarim), and permits a person to release another from the bonds of marriage (by giving a gett). But what words might a same-sex couple use for such a rite of release?
Everyone knows someone who is going through divorce. It's distressing and hard to deal with. I witness firsthand the children who come to OHEL, a community service organization where I serve on the Board, and tell stories of getting picked on and feeling helpless.
There are now rabbis throughout North America who will ensure that every future husband and wife ready to walk down that aisle helps protect themselves and the entire Jewish community by signing a prenuptial agreement.
Mr. Friedman and his ex-wife, Ms. Tamar Epstein, were granted a civil divorce by a Maryland court in April, 2010. Mr. Friedman, however, continues to refuse to grant Ms. Epstein a religious divorce known as a "get."
Camp's office has rebuffed attempts by the Jewish community for him to urge Aharon Friedman to give a get... Camp's office has said that this is an internal religious matter in which they do not want to get involved.