Monday, January 3, 2011

Religious Divorce Dispute Leads to Secular Protest


NYTimes

This should have been a good New Year’s for Aharon Friedman, a 34-year-old tax counsel for the Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee. He spent time with his 3-year-old daughter, and could have been thinking about the influence he will have starting Wednesday, when his boss, Representative Dave Camp of Michigan, becomes chairman of the powerful tax-writing committee.

Instead, Mr. Friedman, an Orthodox Jew, finds himself scrutinized in the Jewish press, condemned by important rabbis, and attacked in a YouTube video showing about 200 people protesting outside his Silver Spring, Md., apartment on Dec. 19. They were angered by Mr. Friedman’s refusal to give his wife, Tamar Epstein, 27, a Jewish decree of divorce, known as a get. [...]

3 comments:

  1. the (ex) wife refused to abide by the bet din of baltimore.

    no seruv was issued.

    so why is ora demonstrating without an order of a bet din?

    (because their bet din is civil court.)

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  2. It's interesting that you say that, because the (ex) husband is the one who was the plaintiff in the civil matter, thereby removing the dispute from the Beit Din to the civil court and keeping it there. Maybe his court is the civil court!

    Well, maybe not - after sueing her in civil court (one would think he would be ok with the ruling of a judge of his choosing...), he has now decided that he will cruelling dangle the get over his (ex) wife's head in order to change the ruling of the judge he chose.

    A complete corrouption of the torah we hold so dear.

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  3. It's interesting that say that considering that the husband is the plaintiff in the civil matter, refusing to go back to beit din, costing the wife tens of thousands of dollars.

    Maybe his court is the civil court!

    Well, maybe not - now that he is unhappy with the ruling of the judge he chose, he is dangling the get over the wife's head in order to achieve concessions.

    He is corrupting the torah we hold so dear.

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