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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Can't Get a Get

For John, BLUFAbusing people is just plain wrong.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

Per The International New York Times, Realtor Lonna Kin, of New York, an Orthodox Jew, can not get a Get from her ex-husband.  The former husband has remarried, asserting, indirectly, that he has the approval of 100 rabbis.

Here is the article.

Meir Kin, the new husband, has been divorced for more than seven years, under California’s civil law.  But he has refused to give his previous wife the document known as a “get,” as required by Orthodox Jewish law to end a marriage.  In the eyes of religious authorities, the woman he married in 2000 is what is called an agunah — Hebrew for chained wife.  Without the get, the woman, Lonna Kin, is forbidden under Jewish law to remarry.

Jewish law prohibits men from taking multiple wives. But Mr. Kin, according to several rabbis here, apparently relied on a legal loophole, which says that if a man can get the special permission of 100 rabbis to take a second wife, he is able to do so.

Regards  —  Cliff

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