Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Haredi rabbis come out against prenups

Arutz 7 Rabbi Avraham Sherman, a former member of the Great Rabbinical Court and a student of former haredi leader Rabbi Yosef Elyashiv, on Sunday joined those voicing opposition to prenuptial agreements.

The rabbi signed off on a joint letter recently published by a group of haredi rabbis strongly opposing prenuptial agreements, which in recent years have become common among modern Orthodox circles in the US such as the Rabbinical Council of America.

According to the haredi rabbis who signed on to the public letter, a get (divorce) given after a prenuptial agreement has been enacted is considered to be a get meuseh (a divorce granted against the husband's wishes), and is invalid.

The implications of the letter are that a prenuptial agreement before the wedding is liable to be highly problematic if the couple should later decide to divorce.

In the legal ruling, the rabbis wrote that "all obligation of child support or anything else intentionally done with a goal of coercing the get disqualifies the get, and it doesn't matter if they refer to the get openly." [...]
Signatories to the letter included Rabbi Moishe Sternbuch, Ra'avad of the Edah Haharedit, as well as Rabbi Avraham Dov Auerbach who previously was head of the Rabbinical Court in Tiberias, the Chief Rabbi of the Gilo neighborhood in southern Jerusalem Rabbi Eliyahu Shlezinger, and Derekh Emunah chairperson Rabbi Baruch Efrati.



  2. FedupwithcorruprabbisJune 8, 2016 at 3:18 PM

    This comes to show that when the rabbis dont hold a political position, then they are more likely to speak the truth. When Rabbi Sherman was part of the rabbanut , he was silent, but now he speaks the truth. PAY ATTENTION ORA!

  3. It includes signatories from the Religious Zionist world, as well.

  4. Can you send me a link?


  6. Politically IncorrectSeptember 28, 2016 at 1:50 AM

    Thank you very much. Was helpful enough to the degree of being 'fit to print'. I would be interested if you find the other links.
    Thank You


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