Monday, September 12, 2022

In precedent, rabbis send woman to jail for refusing divorce from her husband

Police officers, acting on the orders of a rabbinic court, on Sunday detained and imprisoned an Israeli woman for refusing to accept a divorce from her husband, in the first use of this punishment against a woman.

“It is rare. It is the first time that there’s incarceration. But the rabbinic court reached the decision that there was no other option,” Rabbi Eliyahu Maimon, the head of the department in the rabbinical courts that deals with divorce refusal, told The Times of Israel on Sunday.

According to Israel’s rabbinic court system, the woman has been refusing to accept a ritual divorce, known in Hebrew as a get, from her husband for four years, after he gained full custody of their two daughters following a prolonged battle in a civil family court.

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  1. “rabbis send woman to jail for refusing divorce from her husband” Bravo our rabbinic court in Israel. See Caroline Glick: “U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken refused to meet with either Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz or National Security Adviser Eyal Hulata when they visited Washington last week to discuss the dangers the administration’s deal with Iran poses to Israel. Instead, Blinken sent his deputy, Wendy Sherman, to meet with Hulata. And from the State Department’s press release of the meeting, she read him the riot act over the Palestinians while largely ignoring the nuclear deal, which opens Israel to existential threat. Following that meeting, Blinken dispatched Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Barbara Leaf to Israel and the Palestinian Authority to increase pressure on Israel for concessions to the Palestinians. Her visit was capped off by an angry string of tweets from U.S. Ambassador to Israel Tom Nides, who exhorted Israel to stop blocking Arab Americans who are assessed as posing security threats to Israel from entering the country. Nides further insisted that Israel transfer control over its immigration policy to the hostile, terror-supporting Palestinian Authority. To discuss the strategic insanity of the administration’s pro-Palestinian policies, I spoke with IDF Maj. Gen. (ret.) Gershon Hacohen...”

    Our rabbinic court in Israel does not have double standards.

    Torah thought this week’s parsha כי תבוא (Deuteronomy 26) “And it shall be, when thou art come in unto the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance, and dost possess it, and dwell therein; 2that thou shalt take of the first of all the fruit of the ground, which thou shalt bring in from thy land that the LORD thy God giveth thee; and thou shalt put it in a basket and shalt go unto the place which the LORD thy God shall choose to cause His name to dwell there.”

    Hertz Chumash: “2.of the first of all the fruit. Not the first of every kind of fruit, but only of the seven kinds mentioned in Deut. Viii, 8 a stypical of fruitfulness of the land. These are:---wheate, barley, vines, figs, pomegranates, olives, and date honey ”


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