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Tamar and Aharon Friedman

Open Letter to House Ethics Committee: Time to Launch Investigation into Rep. Camp Staffer Re. Aharon Friedman

Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld | Posted 05.04.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld

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."

Withholding Get: Should Congressman Dave Camp Care?

Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld | Posted 12.10.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld

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.

The Horror of Withholding a Jewish Divorce: Looking Beneath the Surface of A Horrific Law

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
SaraKay Smullens

Many find the following impossible to believe: According to Jewish law only a husband, and never a wife, can "give" a Get, or Jewish divorce.