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Orthodox Rabbi Convicted Of Conspiring To Kidnap And Force Jewish Men Into Granting Divorces

The Associated Press | Posted 04.22.2015 | Religion

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — An Orthodox rabbi accused of using brutal tactics to force unwilling Jewish men to divorce their wives was convicted on Tuesday...

Jewish Wives Pay These Guys Thousands To Beat Their Husbands Into Divorce: Police

Reuters | Posted 05.12.2014 | Crime

March 11 (Reuters) - Two Brooklyn brothers have admitted participating in a violent ring with rabbis that threatened Jewish husbands to agree to gra...

Cutting Off the Noise to Spite the Faith

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 01.26.2014 | Religion
Shira Hirschman Weiss

Having grown up in the orthodox Jewish community, I know the value of a "Get" and how a woman becomes an "agunah," a chained woman, when her husband refuses to grant her one.

Rabbinical "Pre-Nups" Can Save Women Chained to a Jewish Marriage

Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld | Posted 02.11.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld

A rabbinical prenuptial agreement is the most effective tool available to solve the problem of the agunah or a "chained woman." The problem is that many rabbis ignore the RCA resolution and officiate at weddings without the prenup.