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Jewish divorce

France’s new chief rabbi calls for inclusiveness

By Elizabeth Bryant — June 23, 2014
PARIS (RNS) The election of Rabbi Haim Korsia comes during a deeply troubled time for France's Jewish community, the largest in Europe.

Orthodox rabbis indicted in divorce shakedown scheme

By Richard Khavkine — May 23, 2014
TRENTON, N.J. (RNS) Four Orthodox rabbis implicated in a torture-for-hire operation were indicted Thursday (May 22).

N.Y. man pleads guilty in scheme with rabbis to violently extort divorce

By Bill Wichert — March 7, 2014
(RNS) David Hellman admitted to traveling with seven co-conspirators from New York to a New Jersey warehouse with the intention of forcing a Jewish man to give his wife a divorce document known under Jewish law as a “get.”

To get around Jewish law, some rabbis insist on prenups

By Lilly Fowler — January 29, 2014
(RNS) Some Orthodox rabbis are insisting that couples planning to marry have a prenuptial agreement to avoid the pitfalls of breaking free from a Jewish marriage.
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